February 8, 2019
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Medical Economics | February 4, 2019  
Transitioning the U.S. healthcare system from one driven by volume to one driven by value could take another 15 to 20 years, experts say. For the independent physician, there is ample opportunity to consider a leadership role in the evolution by joining an accountable care organization (ACO). Federally regulated, fee-for-service Medicare ACOs are setting the standards for value-based payment structures nationwide, and participation remains voluntary. . . READ MORE    

McKinsey & Company | January 31, 2019 
Alternative payment models (APMs) are central to the efforts to reduce the growth in healthcare costs and improve outcomes for patients. Yet some stakeholders remain skeptical of their potential. This is understandable, because APMs have shown mixed results. We have identified seven characteristics of well-designed models that yield meaningful savings for payers, improve margins for high-value providers, and improve patient outcomes... READ MORE    

Health Affairs | January 29, 2019     
Performance measurement is central to the promise of better care, better health and lower cost that alternative payment models (APMs) seek to deliver.  The Healthcare Payment Learning and Action network's (LAN) annual progress report showed increased uptake of APMs, with 34 percent of 2017 payments in category 3 and 4 APMs and with payers anticipating continued APM expansion. . . READ MORE    

Modern Healthcare | February 7, 2019  
Providence St. Joseph Health leveraged data to reduce its knee replacement costs by more than $1 million a year.  The Renton, Wash.-based integrated health system first analyzed what drove variation across its 51-hospital network and targeted the use of antibiotic-infused bone cement. Hypothetically, it can stave off infections.  But the pre-mixed product added significant cost without substantial evidence that it was effective. . . READ MORE    

Vendor Spotlight

Public Insight curates the vast ecosystem of public and private data sources into interoperable population, community and provider metrics to enable actionable insights into population demographics and social determinants of health. The Public Insight data-as-a-service business model allows ACOs to build diverse geographic analyses based on any blended data elements from social, economic, health, education, and housing indicators. Interactives are a subscription service that provide self-service reporting and analysis using the power of business intelligence and curated data.   
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