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ACOs can find savings if patients adhere to medication, report says
Modern Healthcare

Hospitals and doctors seeking to curb health spending through accountable care organizations could reap savings if patients do a better job of following their prescriptions, according to a report. By getting more diabetes patients to take their medication as directed, a Medicare ACO with 10,000 seniors could save $1.1 million on emergency room and hospital visits each year, according to the report.