September 14, 2018
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Modern Healthcare | September 11, 2018   
The Medicare Shared Savings Program generated $1.84 billion in savings over three years, which is nearly twice the savings that CMS data show, according to a new study commissioned by the National Association of ACOs. The study, published Tuesday, also found accountable care organizations reduced Medicare spending by $542 million after accounting for shared savings by the ACOs from 2013 to 2015.. . READ MORE 

Becker's Hospital Review | September 11, 2018     
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation will soon launch "new, bold" models for value-based care - and they might be mandatory, according HHS Secretary Alex Azar's remarks at a Sept. 6 meeting in Washington, D.C., for the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee. Despite the growth in coordinated care and value-based pay, alternative payment models have produced lackluster results so far, Mr. Azar said, citing a CMS report that found ACOs have not delivered significant savings after taking all costs and incentives into account... READ MORE

Health Sprocket | September 7, 2018     
  1. There were 18 active NGACOs in 2016, with 15 having prior Medicare ACO experience
  2. These 18 NGACOs served 477,197 beneficiaries, with 31,070 network providers and 775 network facilities
  3. In aggregate, NGACOs served three percent of total Medicare beneficiaries in all markets
  4.  ...READ MORE

Health Affairs | September 11, 2018    
The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) is the nation's single largest initiative to move the US health care system from volume to value. In only six years, the MSSP has grown to include 561 participating accountable care organizations (ACOs) serving 10.5 million assigned beneficiaries - nearly one-third of traditional Medicare beneficiaries with Part A and Part B coverage.. .. READ MORE   

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