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Weaving Whole-Person Health Throughout An Accountable Care Framework: The Social ACO

January 26, 2017 

As currently structured, most ACOs contain a serious flaw: Although there is now significant evidence of the value of investment in certain social services interventions, the vast majority of ACO financing structures, including most of those promoted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and state Medicaid programs, carve out the largest drivers of health: social, environmental, and community factors

http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2017/01/25/weaving-whole-person-health-throughout-an-accountable-care-framework-the-social-aco/

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