Topic: Medicare Shared Savings Program
ACOs generate savings even if they don't take on risk, but they need time to do so, healthcare consulting firm Avalere recently found.
NAACOs found a huge difference in how much ACOs save the Medicare program—a difference that has profound policy implications, it says.
Physician groups in ACOs saved Medicare $256 million over a three-year period. Hospitals added $111 million in costs.
The more risk providers take on, the more money they save, Verma said, pointing to a new report that shows Next-Gen ACOs saved $62 million.
Democrats grilled HHS Secretary Alex Azar about Trump's campaign promise to allow Medicare to directly negotiate prices with drug companies.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services heard both pros and cons on its proposal to allow physicians to bill Medicare patients directly.
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.