Are ACOs the Answer for Medicaid?

For those in charge of the federal and state dollars that go toward care for the low-income and disabled through Medicaid, there is a growing realization that their world soon must change, said Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, MD.

“We can’t avoid defaulting on our national debt in the coming years without some significant reductions in the federal expenditures from Medicare and Medicaid,” said Dr. Kitzhaber, an emergency physician. “To get ahead of that, we’re going to have to change our delivery model.”

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