Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: PSU study finds out-of-network primary care tied to rising ACO costs

(Portland State University) Accountable Care Organizations -- or ACOs -- formed for the first time in 2011, designed to combat rising medical costs and provide more coordinated care to Medicare patients. But the savings have been inconsistent nationwide. A new Portland State University study looked at what's driving those inconsistencies and what ACOs might do to resolve the issue.