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ACO Concerns Elicit Enticements from CMS’ Berwick
Health Leaders Media

In response to widespread objections from doctors and hospitals to proposed federal rules on accountable care organizations, CMS director Don Berwick, MD, Tuesday introduced three programs designed to woo providers to apply for the new payment model.

The effort strives to “help early comers get started sooner, help novices learn faster, and help those who need a little bit of assistance to capitalize their effort,” Berwick said in a news briefing.