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Physicians gravitate toward accountable care organizations
Washington Post

The medical practice of Orly Avitzur, Consumer Reports’ medical director, will soon join an accountable care organization, or ACO. She will then be part of a group of doctors, hospitals and other health-care providers who have come together to offer “high-value care.”

The idea is to bring higher-quality care to patients and lowering costs by reducing the use of unnecessary tests and treatment. She is signing on because it will give her access to a larger team of physicians and other experts to help her manage patients.