NAACOS reported that Medicare’s largest alternative payment model by far had another record year of savings while continuing to provide high-quality care, as shown by data on 2019 performance released by CMS. Check out ACOs reporting savings.Read More
By Sanjay Seth MD – The COVID-19 pandemic has created great uncertainty for Accountable Care Organizations. From the complete demise of value-based care payment models to loss of shared savings incentives, ACO concerns abound and rumors run rampant.
Resources on ACOs from HealthEC discussing pop health management and from the PatientPing ACO executive roundtable takeaways.
By Daniel Marino – With recent changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program, all accountable care organizations need to pay closer attention to their compliance obligations and be prepared to make changes quickly.
By Sanjay Seth MD – When it comes to the proposed “Pathways to Success” for ACOs participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, my suggestion is this: Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Pathways to Success – this new direction for the Shared Savings Program redesigns the participation options available under the program to encourage Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to transition to performance based risk more quickly and, for eligible ACOs, incrementally, to increase savings for the Trust Funds.
By Gay De Hart – If you are a part of an organization that provides healthcare services, you’ve seen big changes in how services are paid. The days are numbered for a simple fee-for-service payment system.
By Gregg A. Masters, MPH – Amidst the aggressive assault on the ACA via an unrelenting but unsuccessful ‘repeal and replace‘ agenda, much conversation and debate in the health reform theater since Donald Trump was elected…