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89 ACOs Open for Business
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Federal officials announced Monday that 89 Accountable Care Organizations opened on July 1 in 40 states and Washington, DC and will serve 1.2 million Medicare beneficiaries. Jonathan Blum, principal deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicare, said in a teleconference that another 400 provider groups have filed notice that they will apply to be in the next wave of shared savings ACOs that become operational on Jan. 1, 2013.