Medicare Shared Savings Program

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Hospital association wants CMS to ease ACO rules

The American Hospital Association is lobbying the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to back off on some of the requirements of its Medicare Shared Savings Accountable Care Organization program, saying the current rules place too much financial risk on providers without offering them enough financial rewards.

Special report: The future of accountable care organizations

By Zack Budryk Accountable care organizations (ACOs) emphasize quality-based reimbursement rather than fee-for-service, an approach essential in a new, post-Affordable Care Act healthcare environment...

CMS: Medicare and Pioneer ACOs saved $380M

Accountable care organizations  yielded promising results in 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services claimed in a statement released Thursday.

Year-in-Preview: 4 trends hospitals should watch in 2014

Prior to the holidays, we highlighted the stories and trends that dominated the headlines in  FierceHealthcare and other media outlets in 2013. Looking ahead, here are four trends we believe will impact the healthcare industry in 2014.

123 ACOs join MSSP model

A new cohort of 123 affordable care organizations have joined the  Medicare Shar ed Savings Program  for a three-year term that began Jan. 1, according to CMS.

ACOs associated with integrated systems, not high medical spending

Provider integration--not high medical spending--appears to drive the formation of accountable care organizations, according to a new study in  Health Affairs.

Northern California centers seek to form ACO

Several health centers in northwestern California are applying to form an accountable care organization under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) that includes federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and primary care physicians.

CMS confirms nine Pioneer ACOs may leave program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has confirmed that nine of the 32 Pioneer accountable care organizations may leave the program, which is designed to change the way medical providers are paid to manage care for patients with chronic diseases, Bloomberg reports.

Fierce Q&A: CEO of Mount Sinai ACO stresses local coordinated care

Mount Sinai Care in New York City is among the 89 new additions to accountable care. FierceHealthcare caught up with Mark Callahan (pictured), M.D., CEO of Mount Sinai Care and chief medical officer and associate dean for excellence in clinical care at the school of medicine, to talk about the new program, why the organization signed up for the Medicare Shared Savings Program and what the future holds for the accountable care delivery model.

CMS names 89 new ACOs

With these new ACOs, the number of providers participating in Medicare Shared Savings initiatives now totals 154.