May 4, 2018
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Fierce Healthcare | May 2, 2018     
A huge chunk of organizations plan to leave the Medicare Shared Savings Program if they're forced to take on financial risk, which could slow the government's transition to value-based care. And it remains unclear whether the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which oversees the program, will make any sought-after changes... READ MORE

RevCycle Intelligence |  April 23, 2018   

Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare recently announced the creation of an accountable care organization (ACO) with retail giant Walmart, known as the Accountable Care Plan. Walmart employees at 55 Walmart, Sam's Club, and Walmart Distribution Center locations in the metro-Atlanta region have been able to enroll in the Accountable Care Plan since Jan. 1, 2018.. . READ MORE   

Healthcare IT News | April 25, 2018 
In 2013, Earnest Carter, MD, deputy health officer of Maryland's Prince George's County Health Department, sought and received grant funding to improve population health in the community. His vision was to involve various local stakeholders and focus on social issues impacting an individual's ability to live a healthy life... READ MORE   

Patient EngagementHIT | April 30, 2018   
In accountable care organizations (ACOs), fostering overall patient health requires high-touch patient wellness coaching. For ACOs facing the surmounting pressure to spark patient health behavior change, integrating pharmacists as another part of the clinician team is essential ...READ MORE

Ven dor Spotlight  

The Florida Association of Accountable Care Organizations (FLAACOs) aligns goals to shift physician incentives and improve health-care outcomes across the state. FLAACOs provides a voice for the accountable care marketplace and its participating providers, payers, and individual physicians. The goal of FLAACOs is to provide advocacy and support to all Florida ACOs so that together they can become the health-care models of the future.    
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