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Eased ACO rules aren’t enough to lure more takers, healthcare groups say
Modern Healthcare

Some of the nation’s most prominent healthcare groups are telling the Obama administration that its proposals to soften the financial risk involved in Medicare accountable care contracts won’t be enough to make sure U.S. hospitals and doctors keep signing up.

The central concession would be to give participants more time in the program before they have to accept the risk of penalties along with the opportunity to earn bonuses based on the quality and efficiency of the care they provide.