Capsules: Of ACOs And Proton Beams: Why Hospitals 'Live In Two Worlds'

Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, Jenny Gold reports: "For the past several years, hospital CEOs have been talking a big game about accountable care—the latest health care model, which pays doctors and hospitals for quality, rather than the volume of services they provide. ACOs make providers jointly accountable for the health of their patients, giving them financial incentives to cooperate and to save money by avoiding unnecessary tests and procedures" (Gold, 6/6). Check out what else is on the blog.

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