Can Accountable Care Organizations Improve the Value of Health Care by Solving the Cost and Quality Quanderies?

Kelly Devers and Robert Berenson of the Urban Institute have completed a policy brief supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation examining Accountable Care Organizations in the United States.  Critical questions still exist about how ACOs should be structured, but their approach to addressing coordination of care issues and improving fragmented health care delivery systems is earning the attention of policymakers. 

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