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  • More partnerships between doctors, hospitals strengthen coordinated care for Medicare beneficiaries

  • Delmarva Health Network has been selected as one of more than 100 new Accountable Care Organization (ACOs) to improve care for Medicare beneficiaries.
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  • Delmarva Health Network has been selected as one of more than 100 new Accountable Care Organization (ACOs) to improve care for Medicare beneficiaries.
    Doctors, hospitals and health care providers establish ACOs in order to work together to provide higher-quality coordinated care to their patients, while helping to slow health care cost growth. Since passage of the Affordable Care Act, more than 360 (ACOs) have been established, serving over 5.3 million Americans with Medicare.
    "Accountable Care Organizations are delivering higher-quality care to Medicare beneficiaries and are using Medicare dollars more efficiently," Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said. "This is a great example of the Affordable Care Act rewarding hospitals and doctors that work together to help our beneficiaries get the best possible care."
    The ACOs must meet quality standards to ensure that savings are achieved through improving care coordination and providing care that is appropriate, safe, and timely.
    For more information: cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/sharedsavingsprogram/index.html?redirect=/sharedsavingsprogram/.
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