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Patients may present ACO concerns of their own, official says
Modern Healthcare

Some of the biggest concerns arising from proposed accountable care organization rules may end up coming from patients and not healthcare providers, according to a senior CMS official.

Healthcare providers have outlined a series of concerns to the CMS since the agency proposed ACO rules on March 31 to create coordinated care groups that aim to slow the growth in healthcare spending while making member-clinicians eligible to receive a share of the resulting savings.