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Mass. Inches Toward ACO Model
Cora Nucci, Senior Online Editor for HealthLeaders Media

Massachusetts, the first state to adopt near-universal healthcare coverage is out in front of healthcare reform once again. This time, the idea is to revamp the system by which physicians and hospitals are paid, from the current fee-for service model to a global payments model. This is a key step toward adoption of the Accountable Care Organization model, which is getting a lot of attention from both providers and payers, even though it is still loosely defined and largely untested.[Read More]
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  September 29, 2010

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