Accountable care organizations: the case for flexible partnerships between health plans and providers.

@article{Goldsmith2011AccountableCO,
  title={Accountable care organizations: the case for flexible partnerships between health plans and providers.},
  author={Jeff C. Goldsmith},
  journal={Health affairs},
  year={2011},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={32-40}
}
Under the Affordable Care Act, the new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation will guide a number of experimental programs in health care payment and delivery. Among the most ambitious of the reform models is the accountable care organization (ACO), which will offer providers economic rewards if they can reduce Medicare's cost growth in their communities. However, the dismal history of provider-led attempts to manage costs suggests that this program is unlikely to accomplish its objectives… CONTINUE READING
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