Cost Containment Strategies In Healthcare

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I also support the individual mandate for health insurance coverage, but the cost containment needs a serious attention to make health care more affordable. Without it, cost sharing will be difficult, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be unsustainable. The U.S. is the highest spender on health care per capita among industrialized nations. My friends and family in Japan are always shocked to hear how much I spend on health care in this country. I learned that the ACA addresses several cost containment strategies, such as patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, bundled payments, and programs to reduce readmissions and hospital-acquired conditions. These efforts focus on waste reduction, improving communications,
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