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Published on July 09, 2012

Mercy Medical Center and UI Health Care to participate as a Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization

Voluntary, New Care Coordination Program Created to Offer High-Quality Service and Care to Beneficiaries Through Partnership with Medicare

Mercy Medical Center and UI Health Care today announced they have been selected to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program) Accountable Care Organization (ACO), a multifaceted new program sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Through the Shared Savings Program, Mercy and UI Health Care will work with CMS to provide Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries with high-quality service and care, while reducing the growth in Medicare expenditures through enhanced care coordination.

For more information about the Shared Savings Program, visit the CMS ACO website at www.medicare.gov/acos.html.

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