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How does access to information impact the success of ACOs?

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Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs ) are "groups of healthcare providers that work to together to coordinate care and deliver service efficiently to Medicare beneficiaries." ACO are responsible for reducing health care cost in the Medicare population. The assess to information will impact a great deal to the success of ACOs because the ACOs group need these information about the ...

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This solution explains what Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are and the purpose of the organizations. Details on how they provide accesses to information are included.

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