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Accountable Care Growth In 2014: A Look Ahead

On December 23, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced 123 new Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations. This represents the fourth round of MSSP participants, which, coupled with the Pioneer ACOs, brings the number of Medicare ACOs to 366.

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In this CAPcast, Dr. Kathryn Knight, Chair of CAP’s Federal and State Affairs Committee, discusses model state legislation that the College has developed requiring ACOs to establish clinical laboratory advisory boards. Dr. Knight explains the current strategy to build a patient-physician coalition to support this effort.

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