Medicare's Accountable Care Organizations improved in both quality and savings in their second year, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
To educate consumers, accountable care organizations need to do a better job of marketing their services. Not sure where to begin? FierceHealthcare talked to ACO leaders and healthcare marketing experts for insights on marketing strategies for ACOs.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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...
Accountable care organizations yielded promising results in 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services claimed in a statement released Thursday.