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Will More Pioneer ACOs Defect?
HealthLeaders Media

A lack of financial viability, cited by some organizations as a reason for abandoning the program, does not surprise one longtime critic of the federal accountable care organization program.

Sharp HealthCare’s withdrawal from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Pioneer ACO program, brings the number of defecting organizations to 10 out of the original 32 and raises questions about how many of the other 22 will remain in the program.

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