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Arcadia Healthcare Solutions to acquire Sage Technologies

By Adam Rubenfire  |  June 24, 2015

Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, a provider of software that analyzes and aggregates electronic health-record data, has acquired Sage Technologies, which makes management and analytics software for managed-care businesses and accountable care organizations.

CMS eases skilled-nursing rules for some ACOs

By Melanie Evans  |  June 16, 2015

New Medicare rules could decrease incentives for hospital overuse and curb visits to low-quality nursing homes. The same rules, however, could boost incentives for misuse of costly skilled-nursing care.

New CMO to lead Summa Health physician group, ACO

New CMO to lead Summa Health physician group, ACO

By Adam Rubenfire  |  June 15, 2015

Dr. Matthew Wayne has been named CMO of Akron, Ohio-based Summa Health's physician group and NewHealth Collaborative, the system's accountable care organization.

CMS tries more flexible rules to keep ACOs on board

By Bob Herman and Virgil Dickson  |  June 06, 2015

The CMS is offering more flexibility to Medicare accountable care organizations under a new final rule. The revisions are intended to maintain the program's rigor while retaining providers.

ACOs say Medicare rule doesn't bend far enough

By Virgil Dickson  |  June 05, 2015

Despite the Obama administration's efforts to retain and attract participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program for accountable care organizations, some may walk away because the agency failed to budge on some of their concerns.

Medicare vies to keep ACOs on board with more flexible rules

Medicare vies to keep ACOs on board with more flexible rules

By Bob Herman  |  June 04, 2015

More flexibility is coming for Medicare accountable care organizations under new regulations intended to strike a balance between maintaining the program's rigor and making sure providers continue to participate.

Medicare should end penalty for high-performing systems under ACO model

Medicare should end penalty for high-performing systems under ACO model

By Dr. James Weinstein and Dr. William Weeks  |  June 03, 2015

Imagine a company that produces a high-quality product, operates efficiently and generates $16 million in year-over-year savings. Then imagine that the company isn't allowed to retain those savings, but is assessed a penalty. Hard to imagine? Well, it's a reality in the U.S. healthcare system today.

Atrius Health gets new CEO

Atrius Health gets new CEO

By Adam Rubenfire  |  May 28, 2015

Dr. Steven Strongwater has been tapped to serve as the next president and CEO of Atrius Health, a Pioneer accountable care organization and nonprofit multi-specialty medical group serving eastern Massachusetts.

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