Medicare ACOs Pay Little Attention to Surgeons and Surgery

June 8, 2014 4:38 AM

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According to a Health Affairs study, Surgeon and surgery is an important part of patient caring under Accountable Care Organization (ACO) but Medicare doesn’t pay attention to both.

A survey was conducted in which researchers analyzed the experiences of 59 Medicare-approved ACOs, among them 30 ACOs responded. Detailed interviews of seniors present at the four major Medicare Shared Saving Program models were also conducted.

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