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This ACO saved Medicare $5.6 million. Here’s why that’s a ‘big deal’

September 21, 2018

Four years ago, Dr. William Funk attended a meeting one night after work to learn about something called Aledade.

It was a health care start-up that had a simple, yet intriguing pitch for Delaware primary care doctors: Be a part of a group that reduces the cost of health care while improving patients’ quality of care.

Funk was only one of 10 doctors to attend. He signed up the next day, becoming the first of 60 independent physicians to do so.

In 2017, Aledade became the first of five Delaware accountable care organizations to meet its savings goal set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, according to recently released data by the federal government.

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