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accountable care organization


August 1, 2013  11:56 AM

ACO dropout rate concerning but it’s alpha testing healthcare’s future

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
accountable care organization, Affordable Care Act, Pioneer ACO Model, population health management

CMS announced that several Pioneer accountable care organizations (ACO) participants are changing their status to lower-risk, lower-reward plans, or even dropping out altogether. While many news outlets covered the story, the

May 15, 2012  12:55 PM

Is increased technology the key to ACO care delivery?

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
accountable care organization, ACO, clinical decision support, EHR systems, HIE, Pioneer ACO Model

With the accountable care organization (ACO) destined to impact health IT strategy, insurer Aetna and Banner Health Network (BHN) -- a non-profit health care system --...


April 11, 2012  12:01 PM

CMS names 27 participants in Medicare ACO model

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
accountable care organization, ACO, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, Medicare Shared Savings Program

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have


October 24, 2011  12:32 PM

ACO final rule released with relaxed regulations

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
accountable care organization, CMS

The accountable care organization (ACO) final rule is here, and as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sees it, the rule contains numerous concessions aimed at lowering the cost and risk burdens...


July 19, 2011  11:40 AM

For nurses, the advent of ACOs a viable alternative to primary practices

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
accountable care organization, telehealth, telehealth services

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) could be a worthy alternative for nurses seeking to take on more care management roles and have greater interaction with patients Working in a primary practice is different than a hospital setting. There is more opportunity to learn about the patient, make a...


June 22, 2011  10:52 AM

Report reveals IT gaps between here and health reform

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
accountable care organization

Last year's health reform bill forced open access to health benefits to all. This year, IT leaders among health care providers and payers are charged with the task of building an infrastructure than can support all that access. One company, Social Interest Solutions (SIS), has been


May 18, 2011  11:42 AM

CHIME could get its way with CMS on ACO rule

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
accountable care organization, ACO, ATA, CHIME, CMS, EHR implementation, HIE, medicaid, medicare, PQRI, Telemedicine

Whether you agree with the health IT CIOs comprising the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) or not, you've got to give them props for not holding back in their comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the agency's proposed accountable...


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