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Accountable Care Organizations

ABSTRACT

By 2019, health reform will expand health insurance to over 33 million Americans (95%), not only providing unprecedented opportunities for coverage, but also placing considerable pressure on the economic viability of the nation’s health care system.1 Additionally, a growing number of people with chronic illness and the soon retiring babyboomer generation will add challenge to payment and delivery reform.

The Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act (PPACA), signed on March 23, 2010 by President Barack Obama, changes Medicare payments to providers in order to slow the growth in costs and facilitate better coordinated care and improved health outcomes. In this new environment, Accountable Care Organizations are poised to play a vital role in containing the exponential rise in health care costs and improving quality of care for Medicare, Medicaid and private coverage.

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