Provider integration--not high medical spending--appears to drive the formation of accountable care organizations, according to a new study in Health Affairs.
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.
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.
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.
With these new ACOs, the number of providers participating in Medicare Shared Savings initiatives now totals 154.
Applications for the next round of accountable care organizations (ACO) will open Aug. 1 for a Jan. 1, 2013, start date, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation announced.
As the patient's role changes under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Ac, accountable care organizations must focus on patient-centeredness to acheive success.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' last week unveiled 27 new Medicare Shared Savings ACOs and five Advance Payment ACOs, who will join the 32 Pioneer ACOs in deciding how to cover
Regardless of how the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the healthcare law, accountable care organizations are moving forward in coordinating patient care, improving quality and cutting costs. With
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced its long-awaited list of 27 Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) under the Medicare Shared Savings Program, as well as five Advance