Several leading healthcare providers and payers announced a new alliance aimed at hastening the healthcare industry's transition to value-based models that reduce costs and strengthen outcomes.
The early evidence on accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program indicates that while these ACOs have made some headway in savings and care quality, changes to the program could make them more successful, according to Health Affairs.
Eighty-nine new accountable care organizations will join the Medicare Shared Savings Program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced in a blog post this week.
The changes proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to the Medicare Shared Savings Program are an attempt to save accountable care organizations but they don't go far enough, says leading health economist Paul Keckley, Ph.D..
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Monday proposed several changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program that would give accountable care organizations (ACOs) that participate in the program an extra three years before they could face penalties for poor performance and offers a new model to entice providers to form ACOs.
Although Medicar e's Accountable Care Organizations have improved quality and netted savings, they must improve their patient engagement strategies, acco rding to a Brookings Institution blog post.
Despite their early successes, accountable care organizations remain an uncertain prospect within healthcare, MedPageToday reports.
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.