Expert: Affordable Care Act, including ACOs, could up costs

04/7/2011 | Kaiser Health News

The Affordable Care Act's removal of treatment caps from insurance policies will help seriously ill patients but also could increase the volume and cost of health care services, according to Rosemary Gibson, health quality expert. She says that depending on how accountable care organizations are set up, they too could increase usage and costs. Gibson said one way to stop overuse is to track patient outcomes to determine if treatments really work.

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