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Accountable Care Organizations Featured in Both Health Reform Bills
HC Pro - Janice Simmons, for HealthLeaders Media

Since early last year, accountable care organizations (ACOs) have caught the attention of policymakers on Capitol Hill as a different way to deliver and pay for healthcare at the local level under current reform legislation. Under the House bill approved in November (HR 3962), provisions are included that call for incentive payment for pilots encouraging ACOs in both Medicare and Medicaid beginning in 2012.