Early Impact of Medicare Accountable Care Organizations on Inpatient Surgical Spending.

@article{Nathan2019EarlyIO,
  title={Early Impact of Medicare Accountable Care Organizations on Inpatient Surgical Spending.},
  author={Hari Nathan and Jyothi R. Thumma and Andrew M. Ryan and Justin B Dimick},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2019},
  volume={269 2},
  pages={
          191-196
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether hospital participation in accountable care organizations (ACOs) is associated with reduced Medicare spending for inpatient surgery. BACKGROUND ACOs have proliferated rapidly and now cover more than 32 million Americans. Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACOs have shown modest success in reducing medical spending. Whether they have reduced surgical spending remains unknown. METHODS We used 100% Medicare claims from 2010 to 2014 for patients aged 65 to 99… CONTINUE READING
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