In mid-July, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the latest number of accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. This was the first opportunity for ACOs to apply to participate in CMS's largest value-based payment program since the agency redesigned the program last year. Changes CMS calls "Pathways to Success" took effect on July 1...READ MORE
A patient's racial or ethnic background could influence which emergency department (ED) an ambulance takes her to, causing a considerable hit on health disparities and health equity, according to new data published in JAMA Open Network. Health disparities, or inequities in patients' abilities to achieve health or unequal disease burden, impact patients across the country...READ MORE
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BJC HealthCare is in the CMS' flagship accountable care organization program and nine of its hospitals participate in the federal agency's flagship bundled-payments program.
Recently, the St. Louis-based not-for-profit health system learned that quite a few patients it treats under bundles are also attributed to its ACO...READ MORE
Accountable care organizations participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program have generated $1 billion in savings since their inception-leading the way in value-based care, according to a new report from data activation platform company, Innovaccer...READ MORE
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