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Physician incentives introduced by the new Accountable Care Organizations could reduce costs of care by 5 percent

Ho, Kate and Pakes, Ariel (2014) Physician incentives introduced by the new Accountable Care Organizations could reduce costs of care by 5 percent. LSE American Politics and Policy (26 Jun 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The U.S. spends more on healthcare as a percentage of GDP and on a per capita basis, than any other country in the world, something that aspects of 2010’s Affordable Care Act aim to alleviate. Kate Ho and Ariel Pakes take a close look at the likely effects of Accountable Care Organizations: groups of providers whose payment arrangements give physicians incentives to control costs. They find that through capitation (flat, fixed payments) and the sharing of savings, these new organizations could reduce healthcare costs by between 4.5 and 5 percent without corresponding quality reductions.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2014 11:36
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 15:05
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58952

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