May 31, 2019
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RevCycle Intelligence | May 14, 2019 
Leading provider groups are asking HHS to make the Next Generation accountable care organization (ACO) model a permanent part of Medicare's largest ACO program: the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). In a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar and CMS Administrator Seema Verma, the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS), America's Physician Group (APG), and Premier are calling on the HHS Secretary to use his authority to certify CMS Innovation Center demonstrations as permanent programs in Medicare if the model can reduce costs and improve quality.. . READ MORE   
The Health Care Blog | May 29, 2019     
Nearly a decade has passed since Healthy People 2020 positioned social determinants of health (SDoH) at the forefront of healthcare reform. As defined by the report, SDoH are the "conditions in the environment in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age, that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality of life outcomes... READ MORE    

Healthcare Innovation | May 29, 2019     
The transition from fee-for-service to value-based care has chief financial officers (CFOs) thinking hard about the future - and many feel ill-equipped for what's ahead.  A recent  survey  found 87 percent of healthcare CFOs don't believe their organizations are very well-prepared to manage evolving payment models using existing financial tools and processes. . . READ MORE    

Healthcare IT News | May 28, 2019     
The nation's most fragile, at-risk patient populations are adults with disabilities. The Alliance for Integrated Care of New York oversees the healthcare needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is the only Medicare Shared Savings Program-approved ACO of its kind in the United States. . . READ MORE    

Exhibitor Spotlight

Most Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs are unaware that CMS expects them to be generating at least 60% of their revenue through commercial contracts by year five of the organization's existence. Moreover, many Advanced Payment ACOs will find themselves in a tight spot once CMS seed money runs out unless commercial contracts are in place.  Reliance Consulting Group works with ACOs all around the nation to establish lucrative contracts and value based care initiatives with major payers.


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