September 25, 2020
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RevCycle Intelligence | September 22, 2020    
A new survey  confirms a growing concern among ACOs - most ACOs are unlikely to meet rising participation thresholds for MACRA's Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) in 2021. The survey from NAACOS recently found that more than 90 percent of ACOs participating in an Advanced APM, including the MSSP and the Next Generation ACO Model, are concerned they will not meet the new threshold to secure the 5 percent incentive payment under MACRA...READ MORE   

CareJourney | September 22, 2020    
Although research has shown that a person's health outcome is closely related to the social and environmental backgrounds they live and interact with, questions around how social factors impact health outcomes have never received copious attention until the country was struck by the COVID-19 pandemic. Data released by the Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals the COVID-19 hospitalization rate of African Americans and Hispanic/Latino persons is almost 5 times higher than that of white Americans. Similarly, African Americans' COVID-19 death rate is two times higher than white Americans...READ MORE   

Proficient Health | September 24, 2020    
With CMS recently releasing MSSP 2019 performance results and the lingering pandemic, ACOs across the country are evaluating and shifting their priorities.  Our organization would like to get a better handle on the issue at large and how it continues to affect ACOs this year and in the future. Proficient Health is conducting market research to understand ACOs' operational and strategic focus. We'd love to hear from you! Take our survey here. One survey taker will be chosen to win a set of Apple AirPods!...READ MORE   

Healthcare Innovation | September 18, 2020    
As if things weren't dramatic enough already in U.S. healthcare, a "battle of the narratives" has developed between senior officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), especially CMS Administrator Seema Verma, and the leaders of NAACOS- the National Association of ACOs-which have been locked in an ongoing war of words with each other for many months now...READ MORE   


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