CBO Report: Lessons from Medicare's Demonstration Projects

January 18, 2012

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The evaluations show that most programs have not reduced Medicare spending. In nearly every program involving disease management and care coordination, spending was either unchanged or increased relative to the spending that would have occurred in the absence of the program, when the fees paid to the participating organizations
were considered.