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Pioneer ACO Program Ripe for Improvement, Providers Say
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It is far easier to get lost in an alphabet soup of acronyms than it is to find branding genius at a US federal agency.

But officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services chose wisely when they picked “pioneer” as the key word for the moniker of their most ambitious gainsharing program. The Pioneer Accountable Care Organization model mirrors the pioneer experience of the 1800s wagon trains in the American West.

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