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Mixed reactions to CMS 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for the 2015 calendar year late Thursday afternoon, which didn't include changes to the sustainable growth rate formula, but revises the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

CMS releases 2015 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued its 2015 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule late Wednesday. The rule is set to be published in the  Federal Register  on July 11.

Groups urge feds to reimburse ACOs for telehealth

Saying they want to improve care coordination, several organizations are calling on the federal government to reimburse accountable care organizations for the use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring technologies.

Surgeons and surgery are missing components in Medicare ACOs

Although surgeons play a large role in caring for patients under accountable care organization (ACO) models, Medicare-approved ACOs haven't paid attention to them, according to a new study in  Health Affairs.

Two-thirds of Americans have ACO access

Two-thirds of Americans live in areas served by the 500 accountable care organizations that now exist across the country, according to a report from Oliver Wyman consulting firm. 

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.