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Bipartisan Policy Center Releases Health Care Cost Containment Plan

On April 18, 2013, the Bipartisan Policy Center released a health care cost containment plan that would reduce the federal deficit by about $560 billion over the next decade, including about $300 billion in Medicare savings.

ACO Rollout Continues With 89 New Networks

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the selection of 89 new ACOs on Monday, including John Muir Physician Network in the East Bay. This is more than triple the number of ACOs selected in the previous round. As of July 1, the newly anointed networks became responsible for providing better, cheaper care to 1.2 million seniors on Medicare.