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American Medical News Reports: Dr. Berwick’s “Triple Aim” Plan

Posted on | September 28, 2010 | Comments Off on American Medical News Reports: Dr. Berwick’s “Triple Aim” Plan

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Chris Salva
New CMS Chief to focus on quality, organization and costs
In his first major remarks on the agency’s direction, Dr. Berwick spells out his policy goals under a “Triple Aim” plan.

Speaking at a conference hosted by America’s Health Insurance Plans, Dr. Berwick lauded the Affordable Care Act as “the most significant health care legislation since Medicare and Medicaid were created.” He noted how the new health reform law invests heavily in versions of integrated care that the agency is moving toward, such as accountable care organizations and medical homes. For example, CMS plans to start an ACO program Jan. 1, 2012, in which physicians and group practices can participate and potentially earn incentives for meeting certain quality standards. (CONTINUE….)


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