By Daniel Marino – With recent changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program, all accountable care organizations need to pay closer attention to their compliance obligations and be prepared to make changes quickly.
By Gay De Hart – If you are a part of an organization that provides healthcare services, you’ve seen big changes in how services are paid. The days are numbered for a simple fee-for-service payment system.
By Matt Fisher – The shift to value-based care is impacting every aspect of healthcare. As has been well documented in many places, including this blog, value-based care is built upon the concept of driving enhancements to the quality of care while taking focus away from quantity or volume.
By Matt Fisher – Value based care is an amorphous concept that covers a lot of the so-called alternative payment methodologies driving a lot of current transformation in healthcare.
By Phil Galewitz – Accountable care organizations were among the key initiatives of the Affordable Care Act, designed to help control soaring Medicare costs. ACOs were expected to save the government nearly $5 billion by 2019, according to the CBO.
By Jerry Shultz – To succeed under value-based reimbursement, ACOs and clinically integrated networks must be able to manage population health. One key to effective population health management is a holistic view of patient data.
By Kathy VanOsdol – The holiday season is here. Decorations are going up, shoppers are flooding stores, and festive music reminds us that “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”. As children eagerly compose letters to Santa, it’s likely that Accountable Care Organizations have wish lists of their own.
CAPG recently submitted comments to CMS encouraging the agency to move forward with two alternative payment models to proliferate high quality, low cost care. The comments were submitted in response to a request for information seeking feedback on the future of the CMS Innovation Center.
By David Harlow – It may not have the zing of a best-seller’s title, but check out the latest report from the HHS OIG: Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations Have Shown Potential for Reducing Spending and Improving Quality.
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