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ACOs Flourishing in 2014, Study Reports

With Time, Family Physicians Can Benefit From New Payment Model

July 22, 2014 07:09 pm — The number of accountable care organizations (ACOs) operating in the United States has increased rapidly since 2014 began, says a newly released report, with many family physician practices forming or joining smaller, independent ACOs.

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