December 28, 2018
Welcome to this week's issue of ACO Newsstand brought to you by ACOExhibitHall.com
Take a look at our FREE resources & Vendor Halls Here!!

Follow us on Twitter
Modern Healthcare | December 21, 2018    
The CMS on Friday  finalized a rule that overhauls the Medicare Shared Savings Program, requiring accountable care organizations to take on risk sooner or be booted out of the program. Under the redesigned program, which will take effect July 1, 2019, ACOs can choose to participate in one of two tracks: basic or enhanced. The basic track, which has a five-year performance period, only allows ACOs entering the program to be in a one-sided risk contract for two or three years depending on their revenue. .. READ MORE   

Healthcare Informatics | December 22, 2018   
As Healthcare Informatics Associate Editor Heather Landi reported on Dec. 21, that morning, "The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Friday morning published a final rule that makes sweeping changes to the Medicare Shared Savings (MSSP) Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program, with the goal to push Medicare ACOs more quickly into two-sided risk models."... READ MORE 

Thank You & Happy Holidays
As the year comes to a close, I would like to extend a heartfelt 'thank you' to you, our readers. It has been an absolute pleasure keeping you informed on the ACO world, and your feedback has been invaluable to our team. We are excited about the year ahead to come and have plans to offer you even more in 2019. So stay tuned! Until then, we hope you have a restful and refreshing holiday and a great start to the new year.   
-Garrett Schmitt 
Managing Editor & CEO 
RevCycle Intelligence | December 27, 2018 
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) assuming the highest levels of financial risk in Medicare saved $164 million during their second performance year, CMS recently reported. Medicare ACOs bring together groups of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers and suppliers to voluntarily deliver higher-quality care at lower costs to Medicare fee-for-service patients.. . READ MORE   

Vendor Spotlight
Roji Health Intelligence┬« guides organized health care systems and their providers on the path to Value-Based Health Care. We help our clients earn a reputation for delivering measurable clinical excellence at reasonable cost, with customized services via our ONC-certified technology platform, Roji Health Intelligence Clinical Data Registry (CDR). Our pioneering Roji ACO+ Network: Select Specialists, facilitates ACO development of high value networks of specialists, while also helping specialists safely navigate financial risk. 
Platinum Level Vendors 
Thank you to our Platinum Level Vendors. These organizations offer the absolute highest quality products & services to the ACO & IPA community. To learn more, visit their booths at www.ACOExhibitHall.com or follow the links below:

Gold Level Vendors
Thank you also to our Gold Level Vendors. To learn more, visit their booths by following the links below:

Your FREE source of ACO Articles, White Papers, and Vendor Services

Visit ACOExhibitHall.com today!

Follow us on Twitter