Eighteen months into the multispecialty community provider (MCP) and the primary and acute care systems (PACS) vanguards, the shape of these integrated local health and care systems is becoming clearer. At least in the longer term, many of the vanguards are planning to create a single budget to cover the health needs of their populations and to transfer the responsibility for managing resources and overseeing services to providers. Many vanguards are starting to refer to themselves as integrated care organisations, accountable care organisations, or accountable care systems.

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