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Nov. 11, 2016 Americas

Changes in Low-Value Services in Year 1 of the Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Program

Wasteful practices are widespread in the US health care system. It is unclear if payment models intended to improve health care efficiency, such as the Medicare accountable care organization (ACO) programs, discourage the provision of low-value services. So the objective in this study is to assess whether the first year of the Medicare Pioneer ACO program was associated with a reduction in use of low-value services. 

Source:
The Journal of the American Medical Association