Medicare ACOs Can Learn Lessons From Earlier Demo Project

The precursor to Medicare's large and growing accountable careprogram ran five years and ended the month after the Affordable Care Act became law. The results, summarized in a new report, have proved prescient and may inform policy changes the CMS is expected to issue soon.

The precursor to

large and growing

program ran five years and ended the month after the

became law. The results, summarized in a new report, have proved prescient and may inform policy changes the CMS is expected to issue soon.

Medicare'saccountable care Affordable Care Act

The final analysis of that experiment neatly summarizes data from other papers, all of which show Medicare saved a little money without compromising quality, albeit on a limited set of measures.

Policymakers widely cite the Medicare Physician Group Practice Demonstration, which ended in March 2010, as the forerunner to Medicare's accountable care initiatives under Obamacare.

Source: ModernHealthcare

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