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Taking a bow for bending cost curve

The Buffalo News, June 7, 2010

A delegation from Buffalo, including leaders of its two major hospital systems, two leading insurers, and others, was among of 15 groups invited to a Washington, DC, seminar on local innovations for improving healthcare while controlling costs. Days earlier, the head of a Buffalo-based group of Catholic physicians was invited to Washington to co-chair a similar event. And it's all because Buffalo insurers and healthcare providers initiated reform on their own years ago, long before Congress did, The Buffalo News reports.