SPOTLIGHT: Looking at 'accountable care organizations' for Medicare

Last week, Health Affairs ran an article calling for the creation of "Accountable Care Organizations" within Medicare. These organizations, which would include doctors and hospitals, would be able to accept capitated payments for all services. They'd get 80 percent of savings resulting from holding costs below baseline projections. Whether or not this will actually work, it's an idea worth considering seriously, argues writer James Capretta. Article