April 20, 2018
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Fierce Healthcare | April 18, 2018     
Taking on the responsibility for patients based on a geographic region could help providers better generate financial savings, according to a new  opinion piece in the Journal of the American Medical Association. As federal legislation moves the system away from mandatory participation in payment reform, place-based partnerships may help ACOs... READ MORE

Clarkston Consulting Blog |  March 28, 2018   

Value-based care models are the future of pharmaceuticals but several obstacles exist slowing the transition from volume selling to value selling. More and more, companies in this space are realizing that a traditional "pharma-first" approach is no longer enough to be successful in the future. Instead, they must evolve to adopt a more patient-centric approach designed around building trust with partners.. . READ MORE   

CHCS | April 18, 2018 
Medicaid ACOs are designed to improve health care quality while delivering more efficient care. But, medical care is only one of several factors affecting health outcomes. Social determinants of health (SDOH), such as living environment and access to healthy food, affect health outcomes and, consequently, an ACO's bottom line. Because most ACOs are ultimately responsible for total cost of care and quality, ACOs have a clear business case to address SDOH... READ MORE   

Health Affairs | April 17, 2018   
In announcing the forthcoming Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI Advanced) program, Medicare has demonstrated its commitment to bundled payments as a value-based alternative payment model (APM). In a prior post, we compared features of the BPCI Advanced to its predecessor program, the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative, and highlighted how certain attributes of the former represent both progress and missed opportunities in bundled payment policy...READ MORE

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