Use of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) continues to expand according to Modern Healthcare, in CMS announces over 100 new ACO contracts.  ACOs “offer hospitals and doctors financial incentives to improve quality and slow health spending…”

Accountable care, an experimental payment model that has also emerged among commercial insurers, was among a few policies in the health reform law that seek to more closely tie payment to performance, though critics contend that incentives in such programs are too modest.

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