HHS says healthcare reform has saved Medicare at least $473B to date

The Department of Health and Human Services has credited the Affordable Care Act with saving the Medicare program some $473 billion between 2009 and 2014 as a result of relatively lower healthcare costs during that period compared to the trends prior to the implementation of the ACA. That savings might have increased to as much as $648.6 billion if the bending of the cost curve had continued into 2015, according to the HHS report. The feds would like to build on that savings through the implementation of its value-based payment model and other programs. Read the full article at FierceHealthPayer