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Top payers, providers form alliance to promote Triple Aim

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.

Medicare ACO results show some success, need for change

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.

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.