FAQ On ACOs: Accountable Care Organizations, Explained

Kaiser Health News staff writer Jenny Gold reports: "One of the main ways the Affordable Care Act seeks to reduce health care costs is by encouraging doctors, hospitals and other health care providers to form networks to coordinate care better, which could keep costs down. To do that, the law is trying a carrot-and-stick approach in the Medicare program: Accountable Care Organizations" (Gold, 8/23). Read the story.

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