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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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ACO Financial Results Unsatisfying: Medicare Advisory Panel

October 7, 2016  /  ACOs, Medicare

Accountable care organizations haven’t created substantial savings for the government and some should be pushed to take on more risk, Congress’s Medicare advisers said.

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Dropout by Dartmouth Raises Questions on Health Law Cost-Savings Effort

September 12, 2016  /  ACOs, Medicare

Dartmouth, facing mounting financial losses in the federal program, has dropped out of the Medicare Shared Savings Program, raising questions about the future of the new entities known as accountable care organizations, created under the Affordable Care Act.

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Medicare Accountable Care Organization Results For 2015: The Journey To Better Quality And Lower Costs Continues

September 9, 2016  /  ACOs, Medicare

On August 25, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the quality and financial results for the ACOs participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and the Pioneer ACO Model during 2015. Overall, 31 percent of the MSSP and Pioneer ACOs received shared savings bonuses for their 2015 performance, an increase over […]

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How Medicare ACOs Fared Financially in 2015: A Visual Analysis

September 1, 2016  /  ACOs, Medicare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released 2015 financial and quality performance results for accountable care organizations (ACOs) in two federal programs—the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and the Pioneer ACO Program.

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Top MSSP ACOs in quality, shared savings for 2015

August 26, 2016  /  ACOs, Medicare

In the fourth performance year of the Medicare Shared Savings Program — 2015 — accountable care organizations generated net savings of $429 million for Medicare and improved quality performance on several different measures.

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Obamacare accountable care programs had $466 million in Medicare savings last year

August 26, 2016  /  ACOs, Medicare

Groups of hospitals, doctors and other health providers that agree to coordinate patient care as part of an Obamacare program generated $466 million in savings to the federal Medicare program in 2015, officials said Thursday.

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After high-profile Next Generation exits, ACO model must adapt to survive

July 28, 2016  /  ACOs, Medicare

A series of high-profile problems may cast doubt on the future of accountable care organizations, but one leading healthcare policy expert believes the model isn’t going anywhere and will continue to adapt to the market.

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Three ACOs bail on Medicare’s Next Generation program

July 16, 2016  /  ACOs, Medicare

Medicare’s newest program testing accountable care organizations is not even a year old, and three out of 21 participants have already exited.

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Population Health Vital for Medicare ACO Models to Succeed

July 8, 2016  /  ACOs, Medicare

The Medicare ACO models are currently facing some significant challenges such as taking on more risk while still early in their development.

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