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Health Plan, Provider Partnerships May Trump ACOs
Health Leaders Media

With more than four million Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries expected to receive medical care through accountable care organizations beginning in 2012, hospitals and physicians are aligning to provide the coordinated care that could eventually entitle them to federal financial incentives.

A briefing paper from the actuarial and consulting firm Milliman, however, suggests that becoming an integrated delivery system, partnering with a health plan and focusing on the Medicare Advantage market may make more sense.