May 18, 2018
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Patient Engagement HIT | May 10, 2018     
Medical professionals and other healthcare industry stakeholders need to develop strategies that allow clinicians to address the social determinants of health without adding to administrative burden and provider burnout, according to a recent report from Leavitt Partners... READ MORE

Open Minds | May 5, 2018   

Reading through our past coverage of the Medicare accountable care organization (ACO) program can produce a lot of confusion-like these two seemingly conflicting headlines: Medicare ACOs - The Enrollment & The Savings Are Increasing [and] ACOs Shared Savings Raised Federal Costs By $384 Million Between 2013 & 2016. The first headline is related to recently released data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which showed that in 2016, ACOs across all Medicare ACO programs generated $784 billion in savings-the highest amount we'd seen yet.. . READ MORE   

Becker's Hospital Review | May 15, 2018 
As the healthcare industry continues the march toward value-based care, CMS has turned a critical eye on one-sided ACO contracts for driving up costs and making little progress toward value. "These ACOs are actually increasing Medicare spending, and the presence of these 'upside-only' tracks may be encouraging consolidation in the marketplace, reducing competition and choice for our beneficiaries," CMS Administrator Seema Verma said at the AHA's Annual Membership Meeting on May 7... READ MORE   

Definitive Healthcare | May 17, 2018   
An Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is a voluntary coalition of healthcare providers characterized by a care delivery and reimbursement model tying provider payments to quality metrics and patient care outcomes. The goal of the ACO model is to reduce total care costs for a specific patient population. Each ACO has a defined patient population for which it is held accountable in terms of care cost and quality...READ MORE

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