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Are ACOs Really Different from HMOs?



Accountable care organizations are a "fad" and "not very different from the HMO model… [with] a few bells and whistles, but otherwise it's the same old incentive to do as little as possible and find the healthiest patients you can," says a director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.



1 comments on "Are ACOs Really Different from HMOs?"
Robert Burden (12/2/2013 at 12:11 PM)

This is exactly what I would expect someone in his position to say. He needs to look around a bit more. There are ACO like organizations that work on a very different model than the one he discribes and are patient focused. There is more than enough waste and abuse in the system that can be better used in turn to provide all the needed care and still save this nation significant money and improve our health status at the same time. Seems like a very self-serving and uneducated article.