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January 19, 2016  2:20 PM

More than 100 healthcare organizations commit to ACO model

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
accountable care organizations, ACO, medicare reimbursement, Medicare Shared Savings Program

American patients eager for proof that healthcare providers are invested in treating their conditions as thoroughly and accurately as possible should be encouraged by a recent...

December 10, 2015  12:14 PM

Health plans moving quickly to value-based payments

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
ACO, medicaid, Medicare payments, Wearable devices

Health insurance payers are accelerating their move to value-based payments at a remarkable rate, according to a


March 11, 2015  4:15 PM

HHS unveils “Next Generation ACO Model”

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
ACA, ACO, hhs

One of the more interesting but lesser known offspring of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the accountable care organization (ACO), appears to be holding strong as a model of how healthcare will be delivered in the future. ACOs have depended heavily, perhaps more than any other form of healthcare...


February 11, 2015  1:26 PM

Group representing ACOs asks for Shared Savings Program overhaul

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
accountable care organizations, ACO, AMA, Medicare Shared Savings Program

Changes proposed by CMS to the Medicare Shared Savings Program that could also alter the future of accountable care organizations (ACOs) aren't significant enough to satisfy a collection of healthcare provider groups. The opposing group comprises provider healthcare improvement alliance Premier,...


January 6, 2015  2:15 PM

Six states profiled in State HIE Program study

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
accountable care organizations, ACO, HIE, state HIEs

Participants in the State HIE Program believe its existence has increased awareness of HIE and that the value of the program will grow as it solidifies ties with supporting programs, such as...


December 18, 2014  11:16 AM

CMS seeks comments on proposed rule for ACO program

MonicaVallejo Profile: MonicaVallejo
ACO, CMS, Medicare Shared Savings Program

Accountable care organizations are on the verge of receiving a supportive push from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to aid them in their mission of improving the quality of


April 16, 2014  3:15 PM

Automated software not ready to reduce hospital readmissions

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
ACO, Affordable Care Act, hospital readmission

Automated systems that predict hospital readmissions are in the works – but are not yet ready for deployment, according to several recent studies. Some systems show promise, as the U.S. healthcare system refines progressively more precise metrics to predict what causes readmissions. Authors of a...


January 14, 2014  12:05 PM

National ACO readiness survey returns varied results

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
accountable care organizations, ACO, WEDI

The accountable care organization (ACO) model has returned inconsistent results for providers trying to optimize their use of pharmaceuticals, according to responses to the National Survey of Accountable Care Organizations. Many (70%) providers


December 10, 2013  3:01 PM

ACOs, other healthcare payment models under focus in WEDI report

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
ACO, Pioneer ACO Model, WEDI

Organizations need a framework to assess critical attributes of alternative healthcare payment methods and to pinpoint technology solutions that can help avoid obstacles to implementing such payment methods, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) recommends in its annual...


February 26, 2013  12:09 PM

CMS hands out nearly $300 million for health care innovation awards

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
ACO, CMS, HIE, RHIO, state HIEs

Nearly $300 million will be awarded to states as the first recipients of the state innovation model awards, funded through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Department of Health and Human Services....


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