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June 29 2018
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RevCycle Intelligence | June 20, 2018     
 
Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) operating under two-sided financial risk arrangements save the federal healthcare program more than one-sided risk organizations. But policymakers must address financial incentives, benchmarks, and other issues to ensure two-sided risk ACOs continue to generate savings, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recently reported... READ MORE
 


Becker's Hospital Review | June 15, 2018 
 
Medicaid payments are increasingly becoming state budget busters as the program covers frequent emergency room admissions and outpatient tests, according to Kaiser Health News. Here are four things to know about why some states are turning to Medicaid ACOs to alleviate financial load... READ MORE   
   
 


Brookings Institute | June 17, 2018   

There are now more than 335 Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) in 47 states, DC, and Puerto Rico. Early results show that most Medicare ACOs are succeeding at meeting their quality benchmarks, but only about a quarter of MSSP participants have been able to reduce their spending enough below projected financial targets to qualify for shared savings.. . READ MORE   
 


Fierce Healthcare | June 27, 2018   
 
A diverse group of accountable care organizations, insurers, patient advocacy and health IT companies want the federal government to require data sharing among providers to participate in Medicare. The organizations didn't stop there. They also urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to use other policy levers to drive interoperability.. .READ MORE
 


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Most Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs are unaware that CMS expects them to be generating at least 60% of their revenue through commercial contracts by year five of the organization's existence. Moreover, many Advanced Payment ACOs will find themselves in a tight spot once CMS seed money runs out unless commercial contracts are in place. Reliance Consulting Group works with ACOs all around the nation to establish lucrative contracts and value based care initiatives with major payers.      
  
 
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