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.
Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) has announced Physician Direct ACO, based in Sylvan Lake, Mich., as the latest healthcare provider to join its Rite Aid Health Alliance initiative. Through Rite Aid Health Alliance, physicians, Rite Aid pharmacists...
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ACO is the world leading producer of the chemical bentonite. Bentonite was originally used in steel making. It was placed in the steel mix to absorb moisture, helping to produce stronger steel. A new innovative use was extrapolated, and bentonite became the primary active component in kitty litter. It is such a strong absorber of moisture that if placed on seemingly dry concrete, the tiny amounts of moisture will be absorbed leaving pock marks in the concrete.
ACO also provides contamination barriers for plant waste and dumping grounds. The barriers keep toxic materials from entering ground water and surrounding soil.
Finally, ACO makes products used in oil and gas production