The ongoing dispute over ACO quality standards

Date: 05.15.2013 | Zach Urbina">Zach Urbina

berwick_4_.JPGCommon Health recently reported an update on the Pioneer ACO program, the dispute over quality standards, and the importance of the Pioneer ACO program as it relates to Affordable Care Act(ACA) reforms. Don Berwick, former head of CMS is positioning himself as a potential candidate for governor for Massachusetts and addressed recently comments in the defense of the experimental ACO program.

“It’s very important to align metrics in this country so we don’t have so many. We have this chaotic measurement environment where the number of things people have to report is crazy so some of what has to be kept on the table is, let’s simplify and make sure the metrics align. That vocabulary is really important.” – Don Berwick

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