InnovationMedicare Shared Savings ACOs Saved $2.6B in 2019
The savings represents a $940 million increase over the $1.7 billion saved in 2018.
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.
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.
Clinical Care4 Steps to Manage Antibiotics in Acute Care Settings
This simple framework helps guide clinicians through condition diagnosis, prescribing, patient monitoring, and deciding therapy duration.
FinanceWhy These 9 Groups Want CMS to Limit Medicare ACO Changes
The organizations pushed for two edits, in particular, in a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma.
FinanceDouble the Savings? ACO Group Questions CMS Analysis of MSSP Performance
Over three years, Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs saved a gross $1.8 billion, nearly twice as much as the amount...
Clinical CareAdvanced Primary Care Called Key to ACO Success
Researchers find synergies that help accountable care organizations with advanced primary care physicians succeed financially and deliver high-quality care.
Clinical CarePredictive Modeling and Analytics Drive Rush's Quality Improvements
Rush University Medical Center is applying data technology in several areas, including documentation improvement, value-based care, dashboard development and implementation,...
FinancePayment Reform Expert Pans MSSP Track 1+
Medicare's most popular ACO program is criticized for failing to save taxpayer dollars and perpetuating a fee-for-service approach to the...
FinanceMACRA Could Spawn Gentler Track for Downside Shared-Savings Risk
A proposal to create a new track in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) with limited downside risk is drawing...