Tag Archives: ACO

CMS call tomorrow on new ACO model | AHA News

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation tomorrow will host the first in a series of Open Door Forums on its Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model. Continue reading

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“Finally Friday!” Trends and Changes in 2018 for HHS, Audit Focus, 340B, Coding, Case Management

Friday, January 12 2018 Trends and Changes in 2018 for HHS, Audit Focus, 340B, Coding, Case Management …Or… Can we get back to providing care more, please? From a report in 2008, but hey, has it changed much in the … Continue reading

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Using Analytics to Improve Costs and Quality

Download this case study to learn how payors are using advanced analytics to reduce the costs (payments) of healthcare. Continue reading

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Consultant: Trump’s choice for HSS, CMS leadership spells trouble for hospitals

With Tom Price leading HHS and Seema Verma at the CMS helm, hospitals should brace for value-based pullback, problems accessing capital. Continue reading

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Defining High-Value Providers for ACO Partnerships

As the health care industry moves towards population-based models of care, providers are seeking partnerships to help manage the continuum of services. Collectively, these briefs are intended to give provider leadership guidance on how to begin the evalua Continue reading

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Medicare ACO savings results ‘incredibly unsatisfying,’ MedPAC says

Price increases, not a larger senior population, are responsible for exploding healthcare costs: and may signal the need for changes to the program, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission officials said last week. Continue reading

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Can Medicare ACOs Learn from Commercial ACOs?

Online survey data show that accountable care organizations (ACOs) with commercial contracts outperform ACOs with public-payer contracts on selected measures of quality and process efficiency. These differences in performance are linked to variation in or Continue reading

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CMS Pushes for ACOs Now, Rather Than Later

Final Medicare Shared Savings Program Rule (CMS-1644-F) On June 6, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule to incorporate regional fee-for-service (FFS) expenditures into the methodology for establishing, adjusting, and updating the benchmarks of … Continue reading

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