October 13, 2018
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FierceHealthcare | October 5, 2018   
Proposed changes to the federal accountable care organization (ACO) model-namely, a cut in the shared savings rate from 50% to 25%-would cut the knees out from under the program, board members of the National Association of ACOs said on Thursday. Speaking with reporters at their annual conference in Washington, D.C., ACO leaders said they supported many of the proposed changes that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have brought forward regarding ACOs.. . READ MORE 

AJMC | October 5, 2018     
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) often care for many patients with complex, chronic conditions that can lead to high expenditures and utilization of care. In the United States, 1% of the population accounts for 21% of healthcare expenditures and the costliest 5% account for more than half of all health spending, according to a report published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality... READ MORE

ACO Watch | October 8, 2018    
It may come to a surprise for some  that 'healthcare innovation' has been in play for quite some time albeit not fueled by a culture of hacking or disrupting legacy operations principally via technology. Unfortunately a veritable acronym soup of mostly failed initiatives under varying degrees of public, private partnership (PPP) collaborations have been largely unsuccessful albeit with momentary pauses to the growth rate of healthcare or its underlying medical care cost (MCC) inflation.. . READ MORE   

Health Affairs | October 11, 2018    
What can be done to encourage doctors and other clinicians to heed new evidence when it shows the tests or procedures they are delivering are in fact not helping their patients-and may even harm them? This question has become increasingly relevant in the face of a growing number of studies casting doubt on the safety and efficacy of commonly used treatments and tests.. . READ MORE   

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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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