December 14, 2018
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FierceHealthcare | December 12, 2018    
Accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) have saved Medicare $2.7 billion to date, including $859 million in 2016, according to a new analysis from the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS). The latest financial data outpaces calculations by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) which says ACOs saved $1.6 billion between 2013 and 2016. .. READ MORE   

HealthcareIT News | December 10, 2018   
Social determinants hold the potential improve care, reduce costs and enhance the lives of individuals, but so far the business and financial incentives haven't existed for putting them to widespread use. With the transition to value-based care and population health programs, however, social determinants are on the verge of becoming more mainstream. But that will require new technologies, education and operational strategies from hospitals and the industry at large amid the broader digital transformation - as well as new thinking about what exactly counts as a social determinant of health.. . READ MORE 

Healthcare Informatics | December 12, 2018   
Intense debates on every subject are constantly swirling in the healthcare policy sphere; that has always been the case. But one debate that is both impactful and being closely watched is the intensifying argument between the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, particularly CMS Administrator Seema Verma, and some leader organizations in the accountable care organization (ACO) area.. . READ MORE   

The Commonwealth Fund | December 11, 2018   
People with complex care needs account for nearly one-fifth of all health care spending, even though they comprise only 1 percent of patients. These are individuals with multiple chronic conditions or functional limitations; people whose conditions carry significant nonmedical needs; and frail older adults.. . READ MORE   

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