September 18, 2020
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Seema Verma - Health Affairs | September 14, 2020    
Over the last three years, under the Trump Administration, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been advancing innovative payment and service delivery models to help move our health care system from one that pays for volume to one that rewards providers for keeping patients healthy, improving health outcomes and lowering costs...READ MORE   

Fierce Heathcare | September 17, 2020    
Many providers are concerned about rising thresholds in Medicare ACOs, which could lead them to reconsider participation in value-based models, according to a new survey. The National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOs) surveyed 116 ACOs across a number of programs, and found that 90% were concerned they would be unable to reach qualifying thresholds in 2021, which must be met to receive bonuses under the program...READ MORE   

Privia Health | September 17, 2020    
  • Accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Pathways to Success Program saved $1.2 billion in healthcare costs in 2019.
  • The results show how physicians have been able to reduce wasteful healthcare spending while improving patient outcomes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Physicians can get involved with an ACO by finding the right partner.

HealthPayer Intelligence | September 17, 2020    
CMS has issued a letter to Medicaid directors regarding how states can accelerate their Medicaid value-based care adoption, based largely on lessons learned in CMS efforts toward value-based care in Medicare."The Trump Administration has long worked to accelerate the overdue move to value-based care, but for too long these efforts have been piecemeal," said CMS Administrator Seema Verma in the press release...READ MORE   


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