September 28, 2018
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Becker's Hospital Review | September 13, 2018     
There are 649 ACOs across the U.S., according to the National Association of ACOs, including Medicare ACO program participants and independent ACOs. Around 12.3 million Medicare beneficiaries - 20 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries - participate in an ACO. CMS launched the Medicare Shared Savings Program in 2012 including three tracks to encourage voluntary participation in ACO programs... READ MORE

Roji Health Intelligence | September 26, 2018    
Amidst the furor over health care access and affordability, most consumers believe that the exceptional quality of America's health care is due to specialty medicine. But Value-Based Health Care may well dramatically change specialty practice by putting specialists under financial risk arrangements. That's because the most prestigious and flourishing providers in health care are also the most expensive for ACOs and health plans. That makes them a target for cost control.. . READ MORE   

Health Affairs | September 21, 2018   
As described in our previous post, the MSSP saw for the first time a net savings for Medicare as calculated based on actual payments to ACOs (including bonuses) versus their benchmarks. The continuing trend of increasing net savings relative to benchmarks is consistent with a similar trend toward greater savings in "counterfactual" analyses that show larger reductions in net spending for MSSP beneficiaries compared to similar non-ACO beneficiaries.. . READ MORE 

Health Exec | September 20, 2018    
Accountable care organizations are finally achieving real savings for CMS, according to recent figures, with the majority of savings coming from ACOs that have been in the game longer. The longer ACOs are in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), the more they save, according to an analysis from Avalere Health, a Washington, D.C.-based healthcare consulting firm. .. READ MORE   

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