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Most of the first crop of ACOS in the Medi­care Shared Sav­ings Pro­gram are owned and op­er­ated by physi­cians with­out for­mal par­tic­i­pa­tion of a hospi­tal in the ef­forts to im­prove qual­ity and curb costs. “There were some peo­ple who feared that the only en­ti­ties that would par­tic­i­pate would be hospi­tal-dom­i­nated sys­tems,” says Jonathan Blum, di­rec­tor of the Cen­ter for Medi­care Man­age­ment at the CMS, left. “That has not hap­pened.”

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