An in-depth look at six cost containment programs in the Affordable Care Act

May 22, 2014

This paper describes six cost-containment policies or initiatives included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that target how health care is delivered and the growth of health care costs. A summary of the implementation occurring in Michigan is also provided.

The policies or initiatives explored in depth here are:

  1. Accountable Care Organizations
  2. Hospital-Acquired Conditions
  3. Value-Based Purchasing
  4. Hospital Readmission Reductions Program
  5. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
  6. Program Integrity

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