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The Oregon ACO Experiment - Bold Design, Challenging Execution

OPEN The New England journal of medicine | 15 Feb 2013

EC Stecker
Abstract
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation emphasize accountable care organizations (ACOs) as mechanisms for achieving cost savings while ensuring high-quality care. ACOs are expected to contain costs through improvements in health care delivery and realignment of financial incentives, but their effectiveness remains unproved, and there are reasons for concern that they may fail.(1) Oregon has embarked on an ambitious program centered on the ACO model, which aims to change Medicaid financing and health care delivery. The Oregon experiment highlights both the bold vision of ACO-based health care reform and the potential challenges to . . .
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Eugene, Oregon, Medicare, Clinical trial, Healthcare reform, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Economics, Health care, Health insurance
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