August 10, 2018
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Modern Healthcare | August 9, 2018     
The CMS wants to eliminate zero and low-risk tracks for accountable care organizations to more quickly move them to downside risk. The agency announced Thursday that it is planning to overhaul the Medicare Shared Savings Program by scrapping Track 1 and Track 2 and will launch a Basic track that provides a smaller window for an ACO to be upside before it must take on modest downside financial risk... READ MORE

Seema Verma - Health Affairs  | August 9, 2018   
For many years we have heard health care policymakers from both political parties opine about the need to move to a health care system that pays for the value of care delivered to patients, rather than the mere volume of services. While disagreements may arise on how we get to value, the need for this transformation is not in dispute.. .READ MORE

Healthcare Dive | August 8, 2018   

Dive Brief: Medicare ACOs with a higher proportion of primary care physicians with patient-centered medical home experience were more likely to generate savings and demonstrate higher quality scores, according to the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative's (PCPCC) 2018 Evidence Report.. . READ MORE   

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