Most physicians are expected to opt for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, known as MIPS, rather than assume the downside risk of alternative payment models.
The ACO will foster collaboration between physicians at Duke Health and WakeMed hospitals and outpatient facilities. It will also include WakeMed Key Community Care, the system's ACO that includes 370 primary-care providers and 750 specialty-care providers.
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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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How will healthcare be distributed in the future? In ways that bear only some resemblance to the way it is distributed today.
Hospitals are concluding they have to work very closely with healthcare providers, community organizations, families and patients themselves if they're going to keep people out of hospital beds—the new mandate under Medicare and fast-growing models of value-based payment.
With the federal government spending tens of billions of dollars to push healthcare providers to install electronic health record systems, health information technology has been at the forefront of innovation in the healthcare industry for most of the past decade.
The CMS says it's well on its way to dragging hospital systems into the brave new world of risk-based contracting. The systems say, not really.
The Obama administration will offer an update this week on the state of the nation's entitlement programs.
Accountable care organizations are viewed as the leading government-backed approach in the transition from volume to value. Boston-based company Iora Health is helping providers invert ACO models and deliver strong results.
It is widely understood that healthcare payment is shifting toward value-based care. What is not appreciated is that value-based payment rests on a ramshackle foundation: the unloved, partially automated and often poorly integrated healthcare revenue cycle.