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Study Examining Cost of Poorly Coordinated Care Could Help ACOs

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A new study funded by the Aetna Foundation will examine the impact of poorly coordinated care on the quality and cost of care, according to a release by the Aetna Foundation. The two-year study, focusing on patients with chronic illnesses, could provide data to help accountable care organizations be more effective. A key goal of ACOs is to reduce costs and improve quality through better coordinated care.