May 25, 2018
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Roji Health Intelligence | May 23, 2018 
Last week the conversation about financial risk for providers in ACOs took on a decidedly different and more contentious tone. After months of CMS reports of ACO growth and success, while retreating on MIPS quality reporting requirements as concessions to "provider burden," CMS signaled that they were finished waiting for providers to accept financial risk under Value-Based Health Care... READ MORE   

Health Affairs | May 11, 2018     
If any vignette defines the provider experience in a Medicare accountable care organization (ACO), it is probably the anxious waiting, digesting, and analyzing of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) quarterly reports of ACO performance against its benchmark... READ MORE

HealthPayer Intelligence | May 17, 2018   
Creating strong networks of high-quality healthcare providers can be a major challenge for any payer looking to expand its value-based care contract portfolio. Providers aren't the only ones accepting risk when entering into pay-for-performance arrangements since payers are also putting revenue and reputation on the line. ..READ MORE

Advisory Board | May 4, 2018   

Last year, Intermountain Healthcare's McKay-Dee Hospital in Utah opened a behavioral health center in hopes of reducing the number of patients who presented at the hospital's ED with a behavioral health crisis-and officials say the investment is paying off, Maria Castellucci writes for Modern Healthcare. In the years before the new center opened, from 2012 to 2017, McKay-Dee had seen a 33% increase in patients treated for a behavioral health crisis.. . READ MORE   

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