Changes in health care spending and quality for Medicare beneficiaries associated with a commercial ACO contract.

@article{McWilliams2013ChangesIH,
  title={Changes in health care spending and quality for Medicare beneficiaries associated with a commercial ACO contract.},
  author={J. Michael McWilliams and Bruce E. Landon and Michael E. Chernew},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2013},
  volume={310 8},
  pages={829-36}
}
IMPORTANCE In a multipayer system, new payment incentives implemented by one insurer for an accountable care organization (ACO) may also affect spending and quality of care for another insurer's enrollees served by the ACO. Such spillover effects reflect the extent of organizational efforts to reform care delivery and can contribute to the net impact of ACOs. OBJECTIVE We examined whether the Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Massachusetts' Alternative Quality Contract (AQC), an early… CONTINUE READING