March 9, 2018
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Definitive Healthcare | February 21, 2018   

The Congressional budget deal passed earlier this month includes changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), impacting ACOs participating in the initiative. One of the most prominent changes to the MSSP is the establishment of the ACO Beneficiary Incentive Program, which allows ACOs to pay patients up to $20 for making appointments with their primary care physician-much like the existing Coordinated Care Reward Program.. . READ MORE   

HealthIT Analytics | February 21, 2018   
Precision medicine has started to offer important answers to patients with diseases that have a genetic component, but covering the costs of cutting-edge testing and emerging therapies can be a challenge...READ MORE

Fierce Healthcare | March 6, 2018     
HHS Secretary Alex Azar outlined four priorities for the agency this week, and accelerating the path to value-based payment systems and reducing healthcare costs are at the top of his list...   READ MORE

Becker's Spine Review | March 8, 2018 
Physician-only ACOs have been leaders in quality and achieving real savings since the inception of the Medicare Shared Savings Program, according to an AMA resource. Here are seven things to know... READ MORE   

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Physician compensation has been greatly impacted by the advent of managed care systems and ACOs. As fee-for-service systems transition to managed care, compensation models become increasingly more complex as the inclusion of performance measures directly links the compensation structure to the provision of high quality, cost-effective, and outcome-driven care. ProCARE Portal will help your ACO evolve by taking control of the ever-changing complexities of physician compensation management...               
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