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89 new ACOs join Medicare Shared Savings Program

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.

Paul Keckley: MSSP ACO proposed rule changes don't go far enough

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..

CMS proposed rule delays ACO financial penalties another three years

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.

How ACOs can improve patient engagement

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.   

Mixed news, unclear future for ACOs

Despite their early successes, accountable care organizations remain an uncertain prospect within healthcare, MedPageToday reports.

Medicare ACO quality, savings improve in second year

Medicare's Accountable Care Organizations improved in both quality and savings in their second year, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Marketing lessons for ACOs

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. 

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.