February 21, 2020
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Healthcare Finance | February 18, 2020    
Accountable Care Organizations formed for the first time in 2011 and were designed to combat rising medical costs and provide more coordinated care to Medicare patients. But the savings have been inconsistent nationwide.  A new Portland State University study looked at what's driving these inconsistencies and what ACOs might do to resolve the issue. .. READ MORE    

Healthcare Innovation | February 13, 2020
Despite interest in addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) to improve patient outcomes, little progress has been made in integrating social services with medical care. Even for accountable care organizations (ACOs) that have been early adopters in addressing social needs, significant difficulties have been experienced in this area.  These findings were detailed in the  February issue  of Health Affairs, as researchers aimed to understand how healthcare providers with strong motivation (for example, operating under new payment models) and commitment (for example, early adopters) fared at addressing patients' social needs. .. READ MORE    

MedPage Today | February 14, 2020
Want doctors to get into alternative payment model arrangements like accountable care organizations (ACOs)? Start with "baby steps" like giving them only upside risk, Greg Griggs, executive vice president and CEO of the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians, in Raleigh, said here at the National Health Policy Conference... READ MORE    

RevCycle Intelligence | February 14, 2020    
The passage of the Affordable Care Act sparked many innovative care delivery and payment reform models. One unique model that emerged from this trend was the accountable care organization (ACO).  In this model, groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers voluntarily come together to deliver coordinated, high-quality care to patients. The organizations achieve their goals using a universal budgeting system and value-based reimbursement. . . READ MORE    

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