There is a lot of buzz over the creation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). An ACO is a network of health care providers and hospitals that collaboratively manage patient care and prospective budgets. Perhaps the biggest draw of ACOs is the potential to create innovative ways to improve quality and decrease costs. To ...

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Health insurance companies seem to be pretty happy with the Affordable Care Act.  And why not?  Health reform has left the private insurance industry in place, albeit with stricter regulations. Family physician and editor of Placebo Journal Doug Farrago, profiled last year in the New York Times, gives his take on the situation, with his regularly scheduled Placebo Television's Medical Minute.