Medicare Shared Savings Program

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5 changes to help Medicare ACOs thrive

Despite the rapid growth and early successes of accountable care organizations, the Medicare Shared Savings Program must make some key changes to fully realize the model's potential, argues a Health Affairs blog post.

'Next Generation' ACO model lauded by healthcare experts

Fierce exclusive: Healthcare experts interviewed Wednesday said the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' 'Next Generation' accountable care organization model is a positive step that will propel the industry toward a value-based payment system.   

Texoma ACO uses data analytics to save costs in MSSP

When trying out tools, if at first you don't succeed, you have to try, try again. That's what one accountable care organization did when picking a population health management data analytics platform.

AHA urges 5 major changes to proposed MSSP rule

The American Hospital Association urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to make major changes to its proposed rule for the Medicare Shared Savings Program and offer participants more rewards and less risk for taking part in the accountable care organization program.

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.