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All Pioneer ACOs improved quality; only third lowered costs
Modern Healthcare

The participants in the Obama administration’s most aggressive experiment with accountable care had better success improving quality than lowering costs, according to first-year results revealed in a published report. All 32 of the accountable care organizations in the program improved patient care and patient satisfaction against benchmarks, according to results shared with the Wall Street Journal in advance of their public release. Only 13 achieved enough savings that they qualified to share some of that money.