The federal government announced more than $665 million in grants to 28 states, three territories and the District of Columbia on Tuesday to design and test new healthcare payment and delivery models.
In October, Modern Healthcare Custom Media hosted four healthcare executives at the Loews Vanderbilt hotel in Nashville, Tenn., for a discussion on implementing the latest care delivery strategies while facing the challenge of executing their missions profitably. Here's what the executives shared.
In a Q&A with Modern Healthcare Editor Merrill Goozner, Gary Gottlieb describes his push to bring Partners HealthCare into the accountable-care era and why he agreed to cap price increases to win approval to buy suburban hospitals.
The hope that accountable care would rapidly diffuse across the healthcare landscape to help reduce costs suffered another setback when federal officials last week admitted few Medicare ACOs are ready to assume financial risk.
As we look toward a new year, the ongoing accountable care experiment under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act still has some critical unanswered questions.
Medicare's accountable care contracts have proliferated fast and the program is poised to expand again. But federal officials acknowledged that it may be difficult to maintain that momentum without easing the financial risk of participating.
The CMS is planning major changes to the financial incentives for Medicare accountable care organizations in a revamp aimed at preventing hospitals and medical groups from dropping out of the initiative.
Accountable care organizations have expressed frustration that patients assigned by Medicare have too little allegiance to the doctors and hospitals working to coordinate their care.
A Minnesota health system has invested Medicaid money to house and help employ its patients and has saved money on medical care in the bargain.
Mercy Health System, a three-hospital, not-for-profit based in Janesville, Wis., and Rockford (Ill.) Health System, a two-hospital not-for-profit, will merge to create a new health system serving northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.
Universal American, a publicly traded health insurance company that operates more than two dozen Medicare accountable care organizations, Wednesday reported its first quarterly revenue and profit from the business after nearly three years and an investment of more than $82 million in it.
The Oct. 13 cover story, “Devicemakers challenged on resistance to value-based payment,” may leave readers with the mistaken impression that AdvaMed opposes reimbursement reforms designed to provide incentives for reduced costs and higher quality when in fact, we have consistently...