Do You Know Your ACOs?

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  • You have been told to sign up for your local hospital's ACO or stand to lose your referrals. This action will now preclude you from joining other ACOs.  false
  • A patient whose primary-care physician is in an ACO will be referred only to specialists and hospitals within the ACO network when necessary, rather than retaining the right to choose their own.  false


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