Challenges with measuring savings in shared savings arrangements

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By Anders Larson, Jill S. Herbold | 11 March 2015
Shared savings arrangements attempt to tie provider reimbursement to performance or quality measures and reductions in the healthcare expenditures for an assigned population of patients. The most common form of these arrangements involves networks of providers that form accountable care organizations. The practical task of measuring improvements by providers isn’t easy, especially measuring reductions in expenditure levels due to actions by providers.