July 19, 2019
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Becker's Hospital CFO Report | July 18, 2019     
The Medicare Shared Savings Program added about 40 new ACOs, effective July 1, according to the  National Association of ACOsThe new entrants mark a decline from the program's first seven years, when the program averaged more than 100 new ACOs each year. In total, the MSSP program lost 43 ACOs this year, with a total of 518 now participating in the program. .. READ MORE    

HealthLeaders | July 11, 2019 
An ACO's ability to reduce spending requires more than primary care providers' efforts. It also seems to require a specific balance of involvement from medical specialists, finds a new study in JAMA Network OpenUMass Amherst researchers examined data on 620 ACOs from CMS' Shared Savings Program to investigate the association between office visits to medical specialists and healthcare spending. . . READ MORE   
Health Affairs | July 17, 2019     
Dr. W. Edwards Deming first coined the oft-repeated phrase, "Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets." This has become a fundamental truth, so it should surprise no one that when the government designs programs that reward the wrong behaviors and encourage higher costs without improvements in quality, that is exactly what happens. . . READ MORE    

HIT Consultant | July 15, 2019 
The Accountable Care Organization (ACO)  Investment Model (AIM) saved the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) more than $48M in its first year while promoting improved health care in rural and underserved areas, according to a new study from Abt Associates.
The new study reveals that after accounting for the $82.4 million provided to ACOs, AIM reduced CMS expenditures by $48.6 million. . . READ MORE   
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