Spending Differences Associated With the Medicare Physician Group Practice Demonstration

Colla, Carrie H.; Wennberg, David E.; Meara, Ellen; Skinner, Jonathan S.; Gottlieb, Daniel; Lewis, Valerie A.; Snyder, Christopher M.; Fisher, Elliott S.
September 2012
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;9/12/2012, Vol. 308 Issue 10, p1015
Academic Journal
The article presents a research to estimate cost savings associated with the physician group practice demonstration (PGPD) which could be eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. It is informed that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched accountable care organization (ACO) programs to improve quality and slow cost growth. It is concluded that the PGPD savings achieved by the participating institutions are affected by a lack of saving at other participating institutions.


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