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Fall 11-2014


Managed care generally, and more specifically, accountable care organizations (ACOs) have attempted to provide coordination of patient care in order to eliminate or reduce unnecessary procedures and or test redundancy. The purpose of this research was to study the effects of managed care in accountable care organizations by decreasing health care costs by increasing efficiency in health care.


This conference paper was presented at MBEA 2014 Forty-First Annual Meeting Nov. 6-8, 2014 at Monmouth University. Copyright © 2014 Northeast Business & Economics Association. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.