Cost-saving Initiatives

Instead of saving $2+ billion, early Medicare ACOs drove up federal healthcare costs $384 million, study finds

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An independent analysis from consulting firm Avalere finds the Medicare Shared Savings Program has underperformed when compared to the government's own cost-saving predictions.

Reducing readmissions should be No. 1 priority for reducing healthcare costs, quality experts say

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Reducing readmissions would have the most significant impact in bringing down U.S. healthcare costs, according to a survey of health quality experts.