StrategyFewer ACOs Join Medicare Shared Savings Program, But More Take Downside Risk
The drop comes in the first enrollment start-date since CMS overhauled the program to hasten ACOs' downside risk.
FinanceOne Key to ACO Spending Reductions? More Specialists.
ACOs in which 40% to 45% of the patient visits were provided by a specialist had $1,129 lower annual spending...
FinanceMSSP ACOs Do Not Improve Savings or Quality, Study Finds
After accounting for selective dropping of high-cost physicians and patients, savings in ACOs were little to none, according to a...
FinanceMedPAC: Inconsistent ACO Participants Have Much Higher Costs
The finding 'raises some fundamental questions' about whether ACOs are prepared to handle catastrophic health events, says MedPAC's executive director.
FinanceVerma: CMS Developing More Mandatory Payment Models
The embrace of mandatory models comes after the Trump administration was regarded in its early months as preferring voluntary models.
InnovationProviders Applaud CMS' Primary Care Initiative
The Primary Cares Initiative got a warm initial reception from key providers groups, but many still have questions about the...
Broker Websites Expand Health Plan Shopping Options While Glossing Over Details
Consumers who use alternative portals don't have the same shopping experience as applicants accessing state or federal marketplaces.
ACOs Saving Medicare Money, but MedPAC Sees Need for Changes
The commission found that spending on ACO beneficiaries was about 1.2% below the benchmarks set in 2017, but they questioned...
CMS Pressed to Extend Deadline on Pathways to Success Applications
Stakeholders say the existing February 19 application deadline for the Medicare Shared Savings Program 'will be challenging, if not impossible'...
Clinical CareACOs Want Deadline Extended for CMS's Pathways to Success Applications
NAACOS says its members need an additional month to examine the complex 267-page final rule, which was issued on December...
FinanceCMS Releases Final MSSP Rule for ACOs
The Trump administration is aiming to implement an "overhaul" of the Medicare Shared Savings Program for accountable care organizations.
Trinity CEO Gilfillan to Step Down in June
Veteran health system executive Michael Slubowski, Trinity's president and COO, will become the Livonia, Michigan-based health system's next CEO, effective...