In a few months, there will be a fundamental shift in how some Medicare providers operate with the beginning of the Medicare Shared Savings Program. In January 2012, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) identified by the U.S. secretary of Health and Human Resources will emerge that practice differently — placing greater emphasis on the value of each healthcare decision and action. Today the way for providers to get more money from Medicare is to increase services delivered to patients, including visits, tests, and procedures. ACOs, on the other hand, will be…
Keith Mandia, Senior Director, Healthcare Profiling Solutions, SDI
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