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ACO contracts may slow spending, but quality may not improve, says study
Modern Healthcare

As accountable care organizations proliferate, a new study suggests that overall health spending may slow when hospitals and medical groups agree to the new payment model with even one insurer. That’s good news for proponents of accountable care, who hope to see a change in healthcare financing lead to a fundamental change in healthcare delivery.

Now the bad news: The quality of care may not improve for all patients.