FinanceMSSP ACO Participation Remains Flat in 2020
Stakeholders say 'Pathways to Success' mandates have dampened ACO enthusiasm for the program.
FinanceCongress Looks to Fix ACA's 'Rural Glitch'
The bill would fix a regional calculation that forces accountable care organizations to measure their performance against themselves and disproportionately...
Clinical CareMedicare ACOs With Cardiologists Save Money
ACOs with cardiologists may see lower spending for SNFs, ED visits, evaluation and management services and procedural care.
InnovationEarly Reviews Positive for Proposed Stark Law, Anti-kickback Revamps
While still reading the fine print, stakeholders say they're pleased that CMS has taken steps to update the 30-year-old laws.
InnovationHow Bellin's ACO Gets Real-time Admission, Discharge Data From Outside Facilities
A care coordination solution enables Bellin to better manage skilled nursing lengths of stay, reduce inappropriate use of emergency departments,...
Strategy7 Strategies for ACO Success
The report comes amid projections that Medicare spending will exceed $1.5 trillion by 2028, which is more than double the...
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...