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What Drives Racial And Ethnic Gaps In Medicare’s Quality Program?

April 15, 2022

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For the past ten years, the Medicare system has tried to improve the quality of health care that millions of older Americans receive while slowing the growth in costs to the federal budget by encouraging health care providers to join Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). A new study from the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation seeks to better understand the ACO model and how it impacts health equity. John Hollingsworth, M.D., M.S., the U-M physician, and health care researcher who led the analysis with Shivani Bakre, a former research associate at U-M, explains key findings and policy implications.

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