It's been a bumpy road for Medicare Accountable Care Organizations, with only 97 of 353 Pioneer and Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs earning performance bonuses in 2014, and new data show the MSSP achieved mixed results its first year, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Building a strong infrastructure is the biggest challenge South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, New York, faces in forming a new accountable care organization in conjunction with about 200 physicians.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a new application period for the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization program for the second round, which begins Jan. 1, 2017.
Loyalty programs like ones offered by airlines and hotels that offer customer perks and rewards could help accountable care organizations (ACOs) retain patients, according to an article in JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association.
Specialty care will be important to the financial success of accountable care organizations, but ACOs still have a lot to learn in order to reduce costs for specialty care, according to post on the Health Affairs Blog.
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has released a paper outlining policy initiatives aimed at Medicare patients with multiple chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
An accountable care organization formed by Johns Hopkins Medicine, several Baltimore-Washington-area hospitals and three medical practices stumbled early because of challenges including electronic medical record systems that didn't talk with one another, ACO leaders wrote in the current issue of the journal Academic Medicine.
An accountable care organization operated by a Wisconsin health system and UnitedHealthcare performed above its care quality goals in the first year of the three-year partnership, due in large part to improved care coordination and data-sharing, according to a new report from UnitedHealthcare.
Participants in Medicare's Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program continue to dwindle, with two more announcing their departures even as the research finds the program improves care quality.
As organizations take up population health management initiatives, they must address common problems, including interoperability barriers, data integration and competing health IT priorities, according to results from a recent eHealth Initiative population health survey.