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MedPage Today  May 4  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Savings came mostly from reducing inpatient care.
MedPage Today  Apr 22  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Head of a Dallas accountable care organization explains his integration strategy.
MedPage Today  Apr 7  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Health by numbers, the ACO model's impact on patient visit frequency, and more.
MedPage Today  Mar 16  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Rural care, and the tipping point of hospital consolidations.
MedPage Today  Mar 14  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- "Next Generation" ACOs will have clearer financial targets, officials say.
MedPage Today  Mar 10  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- "Next Generation" ACOs will offer more predictable financial targets.
Forbes  Mar 10  Comment 
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today said it plans to launch the next generation of value-based medical care, expanding what doctors and hospitals can do via the accountable care organization (ACO) model of care.
MedPage Today  Feb 9  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- This organization's care costs less than conventional Medicaid.
MedPage Today  Dec 6  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced new regulations to stomp out Medicare fraud and proposed delaying penalties for poorly performing ACOs.
MedPage Today  Dec 2  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Changes are intended to entice providers to stay in the ACO program.




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