Sunday, January 1, 2012

Now in Effect: Affordable Care Act Incentives for Coordinated Care

Encouraging Integrated Health Systems

Effective January 1, 2012

The new law provides incentives for physicians to join together to form “Accountable Care Organizations.” In these groups, doctors can better coordinate patient care and improve quality, help prevent disease and illness, and reduce unnecessary hospital admissions. If Accountable Care Organizations provide high quality care and reduce costs to the health care system, they can keep some of the money that they have helped save.

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