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New Study Shows Medicare ACOs Won’t Tell How They Pay Doctors

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Ninety-one percent of the accountable care organizations (ACOs) that provide care to 9 million Medicare enrollees refuse to disclose their physician payment incentives, according to new research published today in the American Journal of Public Health. The study was conducted by researchers from Montefiore Medical Center in New York, City University of New York at Hunter College, and Public Citizen.

A copy of the full study, “Accountable Care Organizations’ Payments to Physicians: Patients Should Have the Right to Know” can be viewed by subscribers to the American Journal of Public Health or by nonsubscribers for a fee.