Congress' budget deal included several changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program that experts say will motivate beneficiaries to be more proactive about their health.
As healthcare grows more complex and technology-reliant in the push to value-based care, independent practice providers are looking to ACOs as a way to adapt to changes while also keeping their autonomy.
About 91% of the ACOs in non-risk bearing tracks in 2016 would have saved an additional $966 million overall if they were in a contract with downside risk, according to an Avalere Health analysis released Thursday.
Of the 561 ACOs in the Medicare shared savings program this year, 101 are in a downside risk-based contract, up from 42 ACOs that were in such contracts in 2017.
The Trump administration touted efforts to move the healthcare system toward value-based payment, but its focus on lifting red tape led the CMS to rescind rules intended to move the dial on pay-for-performance.
Vermont's statewide accountable care organization OneCare will commence in January with one-fifth of the population included.
The CMS has issued an interim final rule that allows ACOs impacted this year by natural disasters more leniency on quality reporting standards.
Top health plans and providers in California have joined an effort to use a unified, standard set of quality performance measures for accountable care organization reporting and ease the administrative burden on clinicians.
A new study finds Medicare's accountable care organizations didn't reduce inpatient stays despite the program's emphasis on tackling that issue.
Accountable care organizations and patient-centered models are effectively moving the needle on cost and quality away from traditional fee-for-service medicine and are worthy of expansion—even as they experience growing pains.
Transforming from fee-for-service medicine to innovative, value-driven care is a behemoth task. The process is lengthy, resource-intensive, and requires extraordinary commitment from leaders, staff, and care providers. Committed organizations must often make significant changes to their strategic...
Accountable care organizations are slowly entering more risk-based contracts, but delivery system reform isn't keeping pace with payment model changes.