August 31, 2018
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RevCycle Intelligence | August 30, 2018    
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) generated about $314 million in net Medicare savings in 2017, according to new MSSP performance data from CMS. In 2017, 472 ACOs in the largest Medicare ACO program treated approximately 9 million Medicare beneficiaries, the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) reported in a new analysis of the performance data.. . READ MORE   

Becker's Hospital Review | August 27, 2018     
After Columbus (Neb.) Community Hospital staff networked with area healthcare providers, pharmacists, assisted living and nursing home facilities, the hospital reduced 30-day readmissions by about 42 percent from October 2016 to May 2018, the Columbus Telegram reports. The Nebraska Hospital Association recently recognized the 47-bed hospital for its efforts to improve patient care, including its work with the National Partnership for Patients' Hospital Improvement Innovation Network initiative... READ MORE

Healthcare Informatics | August 28, 2018     
The first cohort of accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Next Generation model generated net savings to Medicare of approximately $62 million while maintaining quality of care for beneficiaries for the 2016 performance year, according to a new evaluation report released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)... READ MORE

Roji Health Intelligence | August 22, 2018   
Health care consumers are being forced to assume a greater share of costs for treatment. But how can patients determine the value of health care services if they can't compare costs? Lack of price transparency is a major obstacle to value-based medical decisions.. .READ MORE

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