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MedPAC Sees Limits in ACOs

One of the foremost advocates of accountable care organizations (ACOs), MedPAC is now beginning to see the limits of this approach to delivering health care services.

At MedPAC’s latest meeting, members of the independent agency that advises Congress on Medicare payment matters discussed some of the shortcomings of ACOs, including limited ability to deliver savings; unwillingness to impose penalties on participants when they fail to meet savings goals; inability to manage care; and more.

Learn more about what one of the nation’s most important sources of ideas on health care delivery and payment thinks about ACOs in this CQ HealthBeat reportmedpac-logo.Par.0001.Image presented by the Commonwealth Fund.

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