Come 2012, Clinical Pathology Laboratories Will Need to Support Accountable Care Organizations

New Federal Mandate Will Make ACO-Based Provider Networks Responsible for Improving Quality and Cutting Costs Pathologists and clinical laboratories are positioned to benefit from the provision in the Affordable Care Act of 2010 that is intended to reduce the cost of healthcare. It is the provision which authorizes the use of  “accountable care organizations” (ACOs) and will be triggered in 2012. Accountable care organizations are not yet a well-defined concept. ACOs are recognized to have...
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