Prospective assignment, advanced payment, and accelerated shared savings are among the commercial accountable care organization features that will be available in Medicare ACOs under the federal government's final rules. >>>
The opportunity for ROI may not be enough to convince healthcare providers to adopt Medicare accountable care organizations under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services final rules, say some industry observers. >>>
The average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare grew 5.73% over the 12 months ending in August, representing a fourth straight month of modest acceleration of cost growth, Standard & Poor's Healthcare Economic Indices show. >>>
Federal health agencies have released their long-awaited set of final rules governing accountable care organizations. Major concessions to the original plan include a reduction in quality measures, and a significant change to meaningful use requirements for electronic health record use. >>>
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