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July 12, 2019
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NEJM Catalyst | July 10, 2019     
 
Conventional wisdom holds that urban academic medical centers are ill-suited for value-based care initiatives such as the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). Nevertheless, NewYork Quality Care, the MSSP Accountable Care Organization (ACO) established in 2015 as a joint venture between NewYork-Presbyterian, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Weill Cornell Medicine, achieved savings in each of its 3 performance years by implementing a range of operational, financial, and analytical initiatives. .. READ MORE    
 


Fierce Healthcare | July 3, 2019 
    
A new survey found that only 33% of accountable care organizations have at least one contract that takes on greater risk, and the results come as the Trump administration implements a revamp to the program.  The number of ACOs taking on downside risk, where the organizations pay back the government for any losses from not meeting healthcare savings targets, has increased from 28% in 2012, according to the survey results  published  this week in Health Affairs. . . READ MORE   
 
 
 
Healthcare Dive | July 3, 2019     
 
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Accountable care organizations that take on financial risk are more likely to be bigger, horizontally and vertically integrated, to have been exposed to other types of payment reform and have more ACO contracts across variable payer types, a new study finds...READ MORE   

 


Health Affairs | July 3, 2019 
    
The Medicare Advantage (MA) program, which allows Medicare beneficiaries to voluntarily enroll in a private plan that administers health benefits, was established by the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997 as a vehicle to bring private-sector competition and innovation to Medicare beneficiaries. When the program was announced, the goal was to create greater competition on benefits, care management, and costs, and to offer greater choice and consumer-centricity to America's seniors.. . READ MORE   
 
 
 
Exhibitor Spotlight
  

HealthEC offers a KLAS-recognized, end-to-end population health management platform designed to help ACOs succeed with value-based care. Our HealthEC CareConnect┬« generates personalized, clinically-proven plans that enable teams, including community-based resources, to deliver patient-centric care. Advisory services are also available to guide our ACO partners in defining their strategic goals as they transition from volume to value. 
 

    






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