The administration has been pushing very hard on the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model, which is a somewhat nebulous concept, but which is broadly supposed to save money by streamlining services and coordinating care. It's one of the centerpieces that pro-Obamacare wonks point to as a real source of cost savings and improved services. Exhibits A and B are usually Mayo and the Cleveland Clinic, with a few others occasionally thrown in.
The Atlantic, by Megan McArdle, 9/29/11
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