Early Adopters of the Accountable Care Model: A Field Report on Improvements in Healthcare Delivery

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This report relays the experiences of seven accountable care organizations (ACOs) based on interviews with clinical and administrative leaders. The most advanced ACOs are seeing reductions or slower growth in health care costs and have anecdotal evidence of care improvements. Some of the ACOs studied have begun or are planning to share savings with providers if quality benchmarks are met.

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Date: Mar 2013
Author: Sharon Silow-Carroll and Jennifer N. Edwards