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A Novel Plan for Health Care: Cutting Costs, Not Raising Them
By Reed Abelson
From The New York Times on Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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While there is a lot of experimentation taking place in the health care industry, including the creation of so-called accountable care organizations that try to make health systems more responsible for the long-term care of patients, much of it is at the very early stages, said Brian J. Marcotte, the chief executive of the National Business Group on Health, which represents large employers. “You almost have to look at them like start-ups,” he said.

While offering a guarantee remains a tall order for Intermountain, it is among the minority of systems ready to do so. Intermountain is “probably in a better position to take on risk and have the systems and capability to manage care,” said Mr. Marcotte of the National Business Group on Health.