Topic: Medicare Shared Savings Program
The fed greatly overestimated the savings that ACOs would generated under the Medicare Shared Savings Program, according to a new report.
In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthcare, healthcare attorney Michael P. Strazzella takes a look at what the healthcare industry can expect from President-elect Trump and what may happen to the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion and the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
Starting Monday, MGMA turns to more serious matters, including the changing landscape of practices and what the 2016 presidential election will mean for healthcare regulations.
While alternative payment models in healthcare have made great strides, challenges remain, and several key recommendations could improve care policy.
Demonstration projects are creating a rift between hospitals and ACOs.
The Feds must "take swift and decisive action to solidify the foundation of the Medicare ACO program," says Clif Gaus, CEO of the National Association of ACOs.
CMS thought its new “Next Generation” model may resolve the problems that led Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations to give up on the shared savings model. Apparently that isn't the case as three Next Generation ACOs have announced they will leave the program.
Chronic illnesses are devastating America's health and its pocketbooks, but Congress appears reluctant to take any decisive action.
Accountable care organizations can cut hospital costs for Medicare enrollees but the savings are more like the change you find behind the couch cushions.
While the final rule issued Aug. 2 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services clarifies when a patient should be admitted to the hospital, the finalized Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) unintentionally prevents medical residents from admitting patients, Bloomberg BNA reported.