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Mercy, Rockford Health to forge two-state ACO

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 30, 2014

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 sees gains from ACOs, finally

By Melanie Evans  |  October 29, 2014

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.

New fed loans to promote rural ACOs

By Melanie Evans  |  October 18, 2014

The Obama administration plans to offer infrastructure loans to small and rural healthcare providers to participate in Medicare's program for accountable care organizations.

Medical technology policies should promote innovation, and other letters

Medical technology policies should promote innovation, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 18, 2014

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...

HHS extends Stark, anti-kickback waiver for ACOs

By Lisa Schencker  |  October 17, 2014

HHS will allow Medicare accountable care organizations to continue operating outside of federal kickback and physician self-referral laws for at least another year.

Reform Update: Measure ranks docs on how much patients improve

Reform Update: Measure ranks docs on how much patients improve

By Melanie Evans  |  October 15, 2014

Patients of top-performing doctors were cared for at less expense and left the hospital earlier and in better health than those treated by doctors at the bottom of a new measure of physician value. Demand for ways to rank individual doctors on results is growing and the measure, based on teacher...

Dialysis providers expect ACOs, payment cuts, consolidation

Dialysis providers expect ACOs, payment cuts, consolidation

By Beth Kutscher  |  October 11, 2014

The $25 billion dialysis industry faces transformation as it moves from offering a profitable niche service to what insurers see as a cost center under the population health-management approach.

Lahey CEO Dr. Howard Grant on rising costs, ACOs, saving community hospitals

Lahey CEO Dr. Howard Grant on rising costs, ACOs, saving community hospitals

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 11, 2014

Dr. Howard Grant, president and CEO of the not-for-profit Lahey Health System in Burlington, Mass., discusses the rising healthcare costs in Massachusetts, his opposition to the continued expansion of Partners HealthCare and his system's accountable care efforts. He spoke with Modern Healthcare...

Pioneer ACOs get high marks from patients, mixed grades on quality

By Melanie Evans  |  October 10, 2014

Medicare's first and most sophisticated accountable care organizations scored highly with patients for easy access to care and clear communication with doctors. The ACOs' success at preventing potentially avoidable hospital stays was decidedly more mixed, as was quality performance in areas such as...

Data | 2013 financial, quality results for Pioneer ACOs

October 10, 2014

The Medicare Innovation Center's test of accountable care is in its third year, but the CMS this week released the first look at data from 2012 and 2013. Last year's data is of particular note: It marks the first time that accountable care organizations were graded on how well they performed on...

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