October 2, 2020
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Healthcare Finance | September 25, 2020    
Citing the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, 10 leading healthcare organizations are urging CMS not to move forward with changes to how accountable care organizations and other alternative payment models are assessed on quality in the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the merit-based incentive payment system...READ MORE   

Becker's Hospital Review | September 25, 2020    
In mid-September, CMS released 2019 results from its Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs, with participants generating a record $1.2 billion in total net savings for the program. Becker's reached out to executives from ACOs that earned some of the most shared savings in 2019 to share what strategies and best practices they believe led to their positive results...READ MORE   

Medical Economics | September 30, 2020    
It's been a decade since the launch of accountable care organizations, but many are still struggling to realize their original goal: providing high-quality care while lowering, or at least slowing the rise of, the nation's health care spending. That was the message Michael Chernew, PhD, and Jay Crosson, MD, the current and immediate past presidents, respectively, of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) delivered during Tuesday's session of the NAACOS virtual Fall 2020 conference...READ MORE   

RevCycle Intelligence | September 28, 2020    
With the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), CMS did away with the Sustainable Growth Rate model. Now, they are able to reward high-value, high-quality Medicare clinicians with payment increases, while at the same time reducing payments to those clinicians who aren't meeting performance standards...READ MORE   


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