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Pioneer ACO Model

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...

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

December 20, 2012  2:42 PM

Two reports fault CMS HIT initiatives for waste and inefficiency

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
CMS, gao, OIG, Pioneer ACO Model

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is having a bad week, as government watchdogs found fault with their HIT initiatives. On Monday the Government Accountability Office issued a report saying that the CMS Innovation Center needs to...

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 --...

December 22, 2011  2:47 PM

CMS announces participants in Pioneer ACO Model program

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
ACO, CMS, Medicare payments, Pioneer ACO Model

CMS provides incentives for accountable care organizations (ACOs) through its Medicare Shared Savings Program, which aims to improve the quality of care for Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) beneficiaries while reducing unnecessary costs. But CMS...

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