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Blog: ACO finds savings harder to find as time goes by
Modern Healthcare

The first two years of a Sacramento accountable care experiment cut spending by $50 million, including $13 million that was divided by the participating doctors, hospitals and insurer. But in year three, those savings have grown more elusive. That’s according to Kristen Miranda, vice president of provider network management at Blue Shield of California, which launched the project with Dignity Health, formerly Catholic Healthcare West, and Hill Physicians Medical Group. “It does get harder,” said Miranda.

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