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Patient Satisfaction Key for Payer Measurement of ACO Quality

March 17, 2017 - An article from the American Journal of Managed Care reveals that patient satisfaction within an accountable care organization (ACO) is a strong indicator of the care quality level the organization delivers, giving payers an opportunity to use the metric as a way to guide future development. A research team of three doctors from the Boston Veteran Affairs Hospital (VHA) used administrative...


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Wait Times Still High for Veterans in VA Choice Program

by Thomas Beaton

Research from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that veterans waited an average 24 days to receive care at any care facility that is administered by the Veterans Choice Program. The program allows veterans to receive care from...

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