May 3, 2019
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AJMC | April 28, 2019 
As some accountable care organizations struggle to succeed in quality measurements and others look to further improve their metrics, a panel of leading accountable care organizations (ACOs) shared lessons learned and best practices for ensuring compliance with quality measures while keeping the patient at the forefront during a session at the National Association of ACOs. .. READ MORE   
Modern Healthcare | April 27, 2019     
Providers and analysts are calling new value-based physician payment models announced last week by the CMS game-changers, potentially signaling a new era in which many providers are taking on downside risk and responsibility for total cost of care.  The five new voluntary payment models, which are available under the Primary Care First heading through the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, vary in levels of risk, but all involve providers receiving fixed payments based on their population of Medicare beneficiaries . . . READ MORE    

HealthPayer Intelligence | April 26, 2019 
Just over half of accountable care organizations (ACOs) said they would consider leaving the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) if required to take on more downside risk, revealed a  study published in Health Affairs.
Thirty-two percent of ACOs said they are extremely or very likely to leave, and 19 percent believe they are moderately likely to leave. .. READ MORE   
Healthcare Innovation | April 25, 2019     
Speaking at the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS) Spring 2019 Conference, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma stated that ACOs in the government's new Pathways to Success program are gearing up to take on higher levels of financial risk. Verma gave an opening keynote speech on April 25 at the Washington, D.C.-based conference presented by NAACOS, a trade group with more than 330 ACO members.. . READ MORE    

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