COVER STORY

Modern Healthcare - - CONTENTS -

Providers are flock­ing to Medi­care’s ACO pro­gram. But many are sign­ing con­tracts on a leap of faith, with no guar­an­tees of im­proved care or fi­nan­cial ben­e­fit. And the de­lay in data for many ACOs is bad news, be­cause their suc­cess re­lies on data. “While we have a will­ing­ness to share data, it’s not al­ways as sim­ple as we had hoped,” says Mar­i­lyn Taven­ner, left, of the CMS.

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