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Why one Medicare Pioneer ACO succeeded in saving money
Modern Healthcare

How did Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization meet Medicare’s cost targets and receive substantial shared savings in the first year of the Medicare Pioneer accountable care organization experiment?

“We use a sophisticated computer algorithm and see who’s at risk for hospitalization,” said Dr. Richard Parker, chief medical officer for the Boston-based ACO, which came in 4.2% below its budget target and produced more than $15 million in shared savings, which it split with Medicare.