January 10, 2020
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The Commonwealth Fund | January 8, 2019 
The goal of accountable care organizations (ACOs) and other plans that shift financial risk from insurers to those delivering health care is to provide better, more coordinated patient care while saving money through the elimination of unnecessary services, like duplicated tests or treatments of little value. . . READ MORE   
Health Affairs | January 7, 2020    
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are an increasingly dominant feature of the health care delivery system. As of the third quarter of 2019, nearly 1,000 ACOs covered approximately 44 million lives in the United States. Evidence regarding Medicare ACOs and their commercial counterparts indicates these models can achieve savings while meeting quality standards, although savings amounts vary by ACO characteristics. .. READ MORE    

Modern Healthcare | January 8, 2020    
Researchers thought they had a way to keep hard-to-treat patients from constantly returning to the hospital and racking up big medical bills. Health workers visited homes, went along to doctor appointments, made sure medicines were available and tackled social problems including homelessness, addiction and mental health issues... READ MORE    

Becker's Hospital CFO Report | January 7, 2020    
CMS published 2018 results for the Merit-Based Incentive Payments System program Jan. 6.
Five things to know about the results:

1. CMS Administrator Seema Verma said 2018 participation in MIPS, created under the 2015 Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, exceeded participation rates in 2017.
2. More clinicians will receive a positive payment adjustment compared to the 2017 performance year, with nearly all eligible clinicians participating in MIPS getting a payment boost in 2020. .. READ MORE    

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