Pioneer ACOs have asked the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to revise quality benchmarks they have to meet to qualify for Medicare bonuses, threatening to drop out of the program otherwise.
After a year as an accountable care organization, Hennepin County Medical Center says its pharmacy medication management program has helped cut admissions by 42 percent, emergency room visits by 37 percent and average cost of care by $2,500 per patient.
More than 150 collaborative groups launched their ACOs through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. FierceHealthcare highlights the full lists and maps of Medicare ACOs that launched this year.
The accountable care organization (ACO) trend still is rising with 221 identified ACOs in 45 states and the District of Columbia, up from 160 ACOs in 40 states in November 2011, according to intelligence business firm Leavitt Partners.
Genesis Health System and Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa yesterday announced that they are launching an accountable care organization. This health system-insurer merger is the latest in the trend of provider-payer partnerships.
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