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Healthcare Innovation | March 13, 2021
Researchers at the Univ. of Pennsylvania recently published a white paper that proposes a roadmap for value-based care over the next decade. On March 12, the co-authors gathered virtually to discuss lessons learned over the last decade and their five key recommendations, which include aligning APMs across all publicly financed healthcare and giving health equity a central role in APM development.
Healthcare Finance | March 31, 2021

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is delaying the ACO Track of the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation Model, to the disappointment of the National Association of ACOs.
CMS gave no reason for the delay from this spring to spring 2022. The delay applies only to the ACO Transformation Track of the CHART Model, and not to the Community Transformation Track.
When CMS first announced new primary care payment models in April 2019, ACOs understood that their future might be threatened by competition for both physicians and patients. If medical groups could independently contract with Medicare under these models, they would have the advantage of greater control over their physician network, referral arrangements, and clinical decisions.
In a letter to HHS, the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS) recommended that the agency promote significant ACO growth after several years of policies have hampered healthcare’s move toward value-based care. The letter, written by President and CEO of NAACOS, Clif Gaus, ScD, outlined the cost-saving impact ACOs have had on Medicare spending and urged new HHS secretary, Xavier Becerra, to drive ACO growth.
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This week's focus: Predictive Analytics for Network Management
Each week we showcase one of our solution providers in a 4-5 minute interview and ask them what they bring to the ACO Community and what sets them apart. Today's guest:
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