One of the well-attended panel sessions at the Fall 2019 meeting of the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) was called "Mastering Chaos: Achieving High Quality of Care in Multi-TIN/Multi-EHR ACOs." Like the expert panelists at the Washington, D.C., conference, Tom Boggs, president of Bridges Health Partners, knows a thing or two about overcoming the complexity involved in building an ACO infrastructure around four health systems and 20 different EHRs...READ MORE
Consumers are rapidly becoming aware that costs for health care coverage extend well beyond premiums, copays, and deductibles-costs such as additional charges for out-of-network physicians and facilities. There is also a growing understanding that different providers charge varying costs for services-and that other hidden variables can increase the final bill for treatment...READ MORE
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) saved Medicare $739.4 million in 2018, up from $314 million in savings the year before. Those savings were achieved despite policies that Rooke-Ley and colleagues argue in a recent Health Affairs Blog post disadvantage ACOs relative to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans...READ MORE
Americans are living longer, and the cost of healthcare is continuing to rise. In a 2012 article published in JAMA, founder of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and former CMS Administrator Donald Berwick, MD, suggested one third of spending on U.S. healthcare is wasted...READ MORE
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