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The ACO Information Vacuum
The Health Care Blog

In my three-part series on why we know so little about ACOs, I presented three arguments:

We have no useful information on what ACOs do for patients; that’s because the definition of “ACO” is not a definition but an expression of hope; and the ACO’s useless definition is due to dysfunctional habits of thought within the managed care movement that have spread throughout the health policy community.