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Health system CEOs urge changes to proposed ACO rule
Modern Healthcare

In a letter to CMS Administrator Dr. Donald Berwick, the leaders of 17 health systems said they are encouraged by the CMS’ recent Pioneer ACO model but that the agency’s proposed rule on accountable care organizations does not adequately advance the aims of cost reduction and improved outcomes. The CEOs represent health systems in all regions of the country—from Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health System to Seattle-based Swedish Medical Center and from to Advocate Healthcare, Oak Brook, Ill., to New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System.