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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Roger Marshall (1st District of Kansas)

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Roger Marshall, M.D. has been named a recipient of the first-ever Champion of Value in Health Care Award by the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS). Rep. Marshall, who served as a physician for nearly 25 years become coming to Congress, has been recognized for his various legislative and regulatory initiatives including his work on improving rural coordinated care, reforming outdated regulations, supporting current value-based care models, and more. 

“I appreciate the opportunity to accept the Champion of Value in Health Care Award from the National Association of ACOs,” said Rep. Marshall. “As a physician and now policymaker, I am proud to champion these issues in Congress and am committed to lowering the cost of health care and improving patient outcomes.”

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are groups of hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers that engage in voluntary programs to deliver coordinated, high-quality care to America’s seniors. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, there are 13 ACOs serving Kansan communities, and last year, ACOs nationwide served over 11.2 million seniors and saved the Medicare program more than $1 billion.