September 7, 2018
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RevCycle Intelligence | September 5, 2018    
Employing additional administrative staff, prioritizing care management and building data analytics capacity were key strategies accountable care organizations (ACOs) implemented to participate in the Next Generation model, CMS recently reported. .. READ MORE   

Becker's Hospital Review | September 6, 2018     
Physician-led ACOs saved Medicare $256.4M in 2015, but hospital-led ACOs actually cost the program money that same year, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The study, led by researchers from the Department of Health Care Policy at Boston-based Harvard Medical School, analyzed Medicare claims from 2009 through 2015. They compared changes in Medicare spending for patients in physician-led versus hospital-led ACOs before and after the organizations entered the Medicare Shared Savings Program... READ MORE

Healthcare Informatics | August 29, 2018     
Whatever may come, CMS Administrator Seema Verma is standing steadfast in her "tough-love" stances towards providers when it comes to ACO development. As Healthcare Informatics Associate Editor Heather Landi wrote on Monday, "During a webinar sponsored by the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative Monday morning, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma reiterated the agency's focus on pushing healthcare providers in accountable care organizations (ACOs) to take on two-sided risk while also addressing CMS's commitment to try to remove barriers to value-based care."... READ MORE

Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2018   
The CMS made a profit from the Medicare Shared Savings Program last year as more accountable care organizations moved to risk-based contracts and gained experience, new federal data show. About 60 percent of the 472 Medicare ACOs generated a total of $1.1 billion in savings in 2017, according to the CMS data set released Thursday.. .READ MORE

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