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ACOs could help physicians earn up to 25% positive payment adjustment under MIPS

March 31, 2017  /  ACOs, Medicare

Participating in a Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO could potentially help physicians earn up to a 25 percent positive Medicare payment adjustment in 2018 under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System.

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Lured by MACRA bonuses, more Medicare ACOs venture into risk

March 3, 2017  /  ACOs, Medicare

For the Accountable Care Coalition of Southeast Texas and the Accountable Care Coalition of Chesapeake, joining Medicare’s Next Generation ACO model simply made sense. 

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CMS: ACO coverage trends upwards in 2017

February 24, 2017  /  ACOs, Medicare

Expansion of MSSP and growth in the number of risk-sharing ACOs is due in large part to the passage of MACRA, which is accelerating the trend toward value-based initiatives through the Quality Payment Program. So far, it seems that MSSP has been successful saving a total of $466 million in 2015 and more than $1.29 […]

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Prevalence of risk-bearing ACOs increasing under Medicare programs

February 24, 2017  /  ACOs, Medicare

More Medicare ACOs are taking on upside and downside risk under CMS’ Medicare Shared Savings Program and Next Generation ACO Model.

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Medicare ACO explosion: CMS boasts 570 participants for 2017

January 21, 2017  /  ACOs, Medicare

More than 570 Medicare accountable care organizations will participate this year in Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service models, including the Shared Savings Program, Next Generation ACO Model and The Comprehensive ESRD Care Model, with 131 in a risk-bearing track.

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Medicare ACO hospitals faster at reducing readmissions, study finds

January 21, 2017  /  ACOs, Medicare

Though both ACO and non-ACO hospitals have been successful in driving down rates of readmissions from skilled nursing facilities, hospitals participating in Medicare ACOs have done so measurably faster, according to a study published in the January issue of Health Affairs.

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CMS Releases MSSP Track 1+ Model Risk Structures, Eligibility

January 12, 2017  /  ACOs, Medicare

CMS provided MSSP Track 1+ model details, including financial risk structures based on ACO composition and eligibility requirements.

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ACOs with High Numbers of Minority Patients Struggle in Quality

January 12, 2017  /  ACOs, Medicare

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) that have a high proportion of minority patients were associated with low scores on about three-fourths of Medicare quality performance measures, according to new research published in Health Affairs.

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Hospitals in Medicare ACOs reduced readmissions faster

January 12, 2017  /  ACOs, Medicare

Hospitals in Medicare Accountable Care Organizations outpaced non-ACO hospitals in reducing the rate at which patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) needed to return to the hospital, according to a new study in the January issue of Health Affairs.

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Population Health Helps Medicare ACO Models Earn Shared Savings

November 30, 2016  /  ACOs, Medicare

Population health management will remain an important aspect for the future success of Medicare ACO Models.

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