TITLE

Spending Differences Associated With the Medicare Physician Group Practice Demonstration

AUTHOR(S)
Colla, Carrie H.; Wennberg, David E.; Meara, Ellen; Skinner, Jonathan S.; Gottlieb, Daniel; Lewis, Valerie A.; Snyder, Christopher M.; Fisher, Elliott S.
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;9/12/2012, Vol. 308 Issue 10, p1015
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
79813819

 

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