By Doug Berkson, Vice President of Strategy and Consulting Services, Lumeris
Eric Olmsted, Ph.D., Director of Analytic Consulting, Lumeris
Andrew Goodman, MPH, Consultant, Lumeris
The future viability of the U.S. health care system and the country’s economic stability depend upon reducing the costs of health care while increasing its quality. In the past several years, leaders from the public and private sector have forecast dire financial scenarios without a fundamental change to the health care financing system. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 attempted to address this problem, most notably with a provision that encouraged the formation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) including the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).
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