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Independent Pharmacy Accountable Care Organizations | By William DeMarco, August 26, 2015

The competition for Pharmacy Services has become brutal as large chain stores such as Walgreens and CVS, as well as big box stores like Target and Walmart, attempt to develop exclusive service contracts with large insurance carriers and Pharmacy Management Companies (PBMs). At the same time...click to continue

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Historical Average Number of Participating Physicians Per ACO

  1. Mid 2015 - 509
  2. Mid 2014 - 567
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Source: Examining ACO Makeup Evolution During Past Three Years

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