At least four of the 32 Pioneer ACOs are in the process of notifying their providers that they intend to shift to the Medicare Shared Savings Program, and up to five more could follow. "They've learned that they probably won't be successful, so they want to move into a no-risk environment," says one observer. >>>
A major payer restructures its provider reimbursement model with an emphasis on the triple aim for individual patients—better quality, better affordability, and a better overall healthcare experience. >>>
Glenview Capital Management, the largest of Health Management Associates' shareholders, is calling for a major leadership change at HMA. It sees "a deficiency at both the board and management level" and wants a new board of directors. >>>
Aetna is rounding out its mobile strategy by selecting more than 20 Web-based healthcare applications for its own CarePass wellness app, which pulls data from various sources and presents visualizations of progress toward goals. >>>
In an interview, Clay Phillips, director of provider relations and communications for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, acknowledges that the nation's healthcare system "is simply unsustainable in its current course," and discusses some of the challenges payers are facing. >>>
New federal guidelines aim for electronic health record systems to be used in a way that improves care and patient safety, and to ensure that system designs don't make certain types of errors more likely to happen. >>>
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