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New Jersey Case Study - The NJ Medicaid ACO Demonstration
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  "While Medicaid ACOs are a new phenomenon, some state programs (Colorado, Minnesota, Oregon, Vermont) have shown promising results using metrics, such as decreased emergency room visits, hospital admissions and general overall cost savings. Currently, 10 states have active Medicaid ACO programs, and at least 11 more are pursuing them. These early efforts demonstrate the value of linking physician reimbursement to patient outcomes and cost savings (value) rather than the volume, as in the traditional fee-for-service model."
- Jose Almeida, M.D., Endovascular Surgeon; Founder, Miami Vein Center and International Vein Congress.
 
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"While only approximately one-fifth of Medicaid spending is for children, about half of Medicaid and CHIP enrollees are children, even following Medicaid expansion for lower income adults in many states."

Excerpted from: Accountable Care News, Volume 8 Number 5, May 2017, "Impact of AHCA on Children's Hospitals: Preparing for the Road Ahead ."

 
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