February 9, 2018
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NEJM Catalyst | January 29, 2018   

Despite aggressive targets set by Medicare for the spread of value-based payment arrangements and widespread agreement on the importance of delivery-system reform, progress toward lower spending growth and a transformed delivery system has been slow. Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are a prime example: nearly 1000 organizations operate as ACOs, but they have generated limited savings. Even in the third year of Medicare ACO contracts, fewer than half of ACOs received a bonus for reducing spending.. . READ MORE   

ThinkAdvisor | January 24, 2018   
In 2017 we saw an evolution in how employees are seeking care.
Aligned with a recent National Business Group on Health study that indicates that 96% of large employers are now offering some level of telehealth benefits today, more and more employees were engaging with telehealth in 2017 and learning firsthand that they could receive quality care while saving time and money. . . READ MORE   

RevCycle Intelligence | February 1, 2018     
Value-based reimbursement success hinges on decreasing low-value care across patient populations, explained Scott Weingarten, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Transformation Officer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. While hospitals and health systems have flocked to value-based care strategies, such as population health management programs and high-risk patient interventions, the non-profit academic healthcare organization in the Los Angeles area has taken a slightly different approach. ..READ MORE

Healthcare Informatics | February 1, 2018 
I'm never a fan of when people have news to tell me and they ask, "Do you want to hear the good news or the bad news first?" I feel that this question puts preconceived notions in my head and if anything, it ruins the good news knowing that bad news is accompanied with it. I'd rather you just tell me what the news is and let me decide if it's good or bad! On one hand, if you were to read just the CMS announcements on their ACO results, you would think that the programs are performing flawlessly... READ MORE   

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Most Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs are unaware that CMS expects them to be generating at least 60% of their revenue through commercial contracts by year five of the organization's existence. Moreover, many Advanced Payment ACOs will find themselves in a tight spot once CMS seed money runs out unless commercial contracts are in place. Reliance Consulting Group works with ACOs all around the nation to establish lucrative contracts and value based care initiatives with major payers. 
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