June 21, 2019
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HealthLeaders | June 14, 2019 
Beneficiaries who participate inconsistently in Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) have much higher healthcare costs than do beneficiaries who never participated in an ACO to begin with, according to a report released Friday afternoon by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). . . READ MORE   
Milliman | June 7, 2019     
How is your hospital, healthcare system, or clinic measuring up to national standards? Are your patients receiving proper and timely care? For many small and rural systems, these are difficult questions to answer without proper (and often third-party) support.  In late 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced the Meaningful Measures initiative, with a goal to improve the delivery of care while also reducing costs for both patients and providers through the culling and prioritizing of existing quality measures ... READ MORE    

Medical Economics | June 18, 2019     
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) may not be as effective as many believe when it comes to reducing healthcare costs and improving outcomes, according to a  new studyThe study, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, examines data from ACOs participating in the  Medicare Shared Savings Program  (MSSP). . . READ MORE    

Modern Healthcare | June 19, 2019     
Finance executives at hospitals and health systems see the most opportunity to work with commercial insurers to increase downside risk in payment contracts, according to a new survey. The survey, published Wednesday by consultancy Navigant, found 64% of finance leaders said they plan to assume additional risk in contracts with commercial payers in the next one to three years. . . READ MORE    

Exhibitor Spotlight

Risk Strategies provides a full suite of risk management services to ACOs and their physicians including specific and aggregate reinsurance, surety bonds as a repayment mechanism in lieu of a Letter of Credit, Medical Malpractice Insurance, reinsurance captives for risk sharing, as well as Managed Care E&O and D&O/EPL coverages.  Risk Strategies is a top 20 U.S. broker providing a best-in-class liability and risk management service to its ACO clients.  



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