Eleven prominent healthcare executives call on all industry stakeholders to join the work of the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative to accelerate the shift from volume to value.
Providers now face a lower-stakes set of decisions but the same mandate to wean themselves off of fee-for-service pay.
States are serving as both laboratories and building blocks for innovative healthcare models, but the impact of this approach on healthcare quality and spending remains to be seen.
By tweaking an existing funding opportunity to tackle the social determinants of health, the CMS will make it "more manageable" for organizations to apply, one observer said.
Boston-based PatientPing has found a unique way to connect providers across the country instantly. Co-founded in 2013 by former CMS Innovation Center strategist Jay Desai, PatientPing informs providers when their patient is admitted to an unaffiliated facility with real-time notifications, or pings.
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.
CEO Lee Domanico recently spoke with Modern Healthcare about the benefits of independence after Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, Calif., split from Sutter Health amid charges the large system had drained funds from the 254-bed community hospital that serves one of the nation's wealthiest...
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.
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.