October 5, 2018
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AJMC | September 30, 2018     
Physician-group accountable care organizations (ACOs) are not only more likely than hospital-integrated ACOs to be associated with savings in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), but their savings grew over 3 years, according to research published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Past research has shown that physician-led ACOs are more successful. The 2016 MSSP results found that 45% of physician-only ACOs earned shared savings; only 23% of ACOs that included a hospital earned shared savings, wrote Travis Broome of Aledade in 2017... READ MORE

Health Affairs | October 3, 2018    
Although still a subject of debate, the fee-for-service health care payment system that reimburses providers for individual services is widely indicted for promoting care that is inefficient, uncoordinated, and too often fails to meet the needs of patients. Whether or not fee-for-service is the main culprit, the escalating cost and inconsistent quality of US health care highlights the need for a better system.. . READ MORE   

Roji Health Intelligence | October 3, 2018   
As ACOs develop approaches to Value-Based Health Care, they are struggling with a key issue: lack of trust. How can providers commit to collective cost reductions that could have potentially negative revenue consequences for themselves individually or on their practices?.. . READ MORE 

Modern Healthcare | October 3, 2018    
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare formed clinical consensus groups to create a uniform process for treating stroke and sepsis, ultimately netting the not-for-profit health system $800,000 in cost savings and revenue in the second quarter of 2018. Physicians, nurses and administrative decision-makers huddled in March 2017 to develop standards of care, weeding out any unnecessary steps and streamlining the protocol used across the system. .. READ MORE   

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