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Strong Growth Projected for ACOs in California
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A report published by Health Affairs Blog suggests that ACOs in California are improving quality of care, saving money, and could provide a model for other states to follow. The report written by Stephen Shortell, dean of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, and Richard M. Scheffler, a distinguished professor of health economics and public policy at the school, predicts the number of people taking part in ACOs in California will grow to 1.35 million by February of 2016—up from 915,285 in February of 2014—and that growth will be driven by the success of early ACOs and the federal government’s push to move away from the fee-for-service system.