November 23, 2018
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What a special time of year it is when we gather together with those we love and think about the things for which we are most thankful. As managing editor for ACOExhibitHall.com and the ACO Newsstand weekly, I am very sincerely grateful for you, our readers, and would like to extend to you a heartfelt thank you. Wishing you a restful, thoughtful and special Thanksgiving holiday.
Garrett Schmitt - Managing Editor

Deloitte Insights | November 14, 2018    
Greater use of the emergency room has been linked to homelessness, diabetes-related hospital admissions have been attributed to food insecurity, and social isolation has been identified as a risk factor for stroke and heart attack. These are just a few of the ways in which the social determinants of health (SDoH) contribute to health outcomes, health care utilization, and spending.. . READ MORE   

Abhinav Shashank | November 21, 2018    
Does the care process end once the patient leaves the facility? Is the definition of a doctor limited to the four walls where a patient rarely spends the 16th minute? I could say without even thinking twice, the answer that would have come up in your mind is a clear 'NO.' We all can agree to this point that there has been a rise in the rate of hospital readmissions in the last few years. .. READ MORE   

Open Minds | November 20, 2018   
The footprint of accountable care organizations (ACO) continues to change. At the start of 2018, there are approximately 1,000 ACOs covering 32.7 million consumers-approximately 11% of the U.S. insured population (294.6 million)-under 1,477 different contracts. The coverage varies by payer. According to Leavitt Partners, about half of the 32.7 million consumers are enrolled in commercial ACOs-roughly 11% of the 186 million people enrolled in commercial insurance.. . READ MORE 

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