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Better Patient Care, at a Lower Cost? A Philadelphia-Area Primary Care Doctor Is Testing New Models To Improve Health Care

Philadelphia Inquirer

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

The model depends on health-care providers finding ways to trim costs, largely by avoiding hospitalizations and emergency department visits. Yet when that happens, hospitals lose revenue. The dynamic creates conflicts of interest, said Amol Navathe, an associate professor of health policy and medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

“Different parts of the organization end up working kind of in tension with each other,” Navathe said of hospital-system based ACOs. “On the physician side, it’s cleaner.”

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