Modern Healthcare recently hosted a webinar that featured a leadership panel willing to share their views on the importance of health IT systems, the challenges associated with implementation and their advice for other accountable care organizations. Here is an edited transcript of that discussion.
Joe Mullany, CEO of the Detroit Medical Center, discusses how his system's Medicare Pioneer ACO has achieved successful results and the challenges and rewards of operating in economically troubled Detroit.
The CMS' Pioneer accountable care organizations are reducing the number of services they provide to patients that have minimal clinical benefit, a study in JAMA Internal Medicine found. The results suggest that the ACO program is having its intended effect.
While value-based payment and delivery innovations by Medicare and commercial insurers have gotten more media attention, some experts say Medicaid has proven more fertile ground for innovation.
When patients have to go to the hospital, they're likely to choose a facility that employs their doctor, a new study suggests. The study, which finds that patients of independent doctors often choose low-cost and high-quality hospitals, hints that not all organizations are successfully integrating...
Accountable care organizations in Medicare's Shared Savings Program get to decide for themselves how to distribute bonuses, and primary-care doctors appear to be benefiting the most, according to a review of disclosures by the participants.
Three out of four Medicare accountable care organizations did not slow health spending enough to earn bonuses last year, a continuation of mixed results for an initiative that federal officials have targeted for rapid expansion.
Increased collaboration between providers and payers is inevitable, but that doesn't mean the future financial interests of these oft-warring parties will align, say healthcare leaders surveyed in Modern Healthcare's third-quarter CEO Power Panel poll.
Dave Blom, CEO of Columbus-based OhioHealth, talks about the impact of Medicaid expansion, Ohio Gov. John Kasich's role in implementing that expansion, electronic health-record interoperability, and his approach to motivating employees.
MissionPoint Health Partners, an Ascension subsidiary that develops health plan networks and accountable care organizations, is going after employers' business in Alabama, Indiana and Florida.
Airplane manufacturer Boeing Co. will soon offer more employees the option of health benefits negotiated directly with local health systems, an expansion of a strategy the employer first used last year in Seattle to better control healthcare costs.
One large health system in North Carolina is ready to launch a Medicare Advantage plan, and two others are mulling the pros and cons of entering the insurance business.