Factors Affecting Medical Trends: Deflators
The industry is beginning to realize significant savings by holding physicians and health systems financially responsible for patient outcomes.
- Government programs such as Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have shown promise in reducing costs. CMS released results for Medicare and pioneer ACO’s in early 2014 and reported more than $380 million in savings.
- One of the largest and oldest commercial ACO-like programs between Blue Shield of California and CalPERS has recorded $95 million in net savings over a four-year period since its inception in 2010.