July 5, 2019
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RevCycle Intelligence | June 10, 2019     
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have come a long way since the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Providers have formed over 1,000 ACOs covering over 32 million patients since the law paved the way for alternative payment and care delivery models.  In that decade, ACOs have been redesigning their clinical and financial processes to improve care quality and reduce costs, and recent data shows the organizations have been successful. . . READ MORE    

Health Catalyst | June 27, 2019     
Data is the catalyst for healthcare's next revolution. Today's healthcare providers and administrators have an incredible opportunity to participate in what may be the biggest societal shift of a lifetime: the move from a fee-for-service (FFS) payer model to value-based care (VBC). Effectively using data will facilitate that shift. On December 21, 2018, CMS issued a final rule for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), strengthening the financial incentives for ACOs to drive improved outcomes. .. READ MORE    

HFMA | June 24, 2019     
Providers' perspectives on Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) sharply shifted when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services overhauled the program to mandate that all participants take on downside financial risk.  "Now, they really have to know what they are doing; you can no longer fake it 'til you make it and see what happens," Lynn Barr, CEO of Caravan Health, said Monday at an HFMA Annual Conference session titled "Becoming Risk-Ready with Accountable Care Organizations." . . READ MORE    

Health Affairs | June 28, 2019 
Under a new announcement about reforming health care payment and delivery, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced forthcoming DPC models as part of the effort to "deliver value-based transformation in primary care." In particular, the agency seeks to implement models that enable it to directly contract with providers and suppliers and hold them accountable for the cost and quality of care of defined patient populations.. . READ MORE   
Exhibitor Spotlight

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