Some States Adopting ACO Model for Medicaid Programs
A number of states are attempting to control health care spending growth by implementing Medicaid initiatives similar to accountable care organizations. Although federal and state officials do not have exact figures on how many states are experimenting with such initiatives, 13 states have submitted Medicaid amendments for medical homes to CMS, and four have received approval so far. States are takingÂ approaches that include shared savings programs and offering bonus payments for improving patient outcomes.
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