How healthcare is delivered to Medicare patients is changing as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010. Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are groups of providers that aim to provide integrated and coordinated care to Medicare patients that is driven by outcomes, and, if successful, will share in any savings achieved.
Healthcare delivery will change to be more evidence- and protocol-based, and this will drive a trend of providers partnering with payers to yield outcomes rather than encounters, says Bill Fera, M.D., healthcare advisory…
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