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Engagement of Accountable Care Organizations in Acute Care Redesign: Results of a National Survey
David Muhlestein and five other researchers, led by Michelle Lin, conducted a national survey of ACOs to determine how ACOs are prioritizing redesign of emergency and acute unscheduled care. The findings from the study were published in a Journal of General Internal Medicine article entitled “Engagement of Accountable Care Organizations in Acute Care Redesign: Results […]
Does Hospital Participation in Accountable Care Organizations Improve Quality of Care?
Using data from 17 states, David Muhlestein and researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University, led by Askar Chukmaitov, evaluated quality performance of hospitals participating in Medicare Shared Savings and Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) programs relative to nonparticipating hospitals. The authors specifically studied preventable hospitalizations for conditions sensitive to high-quality ambulatory care and 30-day all-cause readmissions […]
The Impact of Accountable Care
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Leavitt Partners Releases “Assessing Provider Partnerships for Accountable Care Organizations”
Salt Lake City, March 12, 2018 – Strategic provider partnerships are critical for an accountable care organization’s (ACO) economic survival and can add significant value for the consumer. In the March edition of Managed Care Leavitt Partners provides a framework for ACOs to assess individual partners and to determine the types of providers with whom […]
Predicting ACO Commitment: Is Accountable Care a One-Night-Stand or Marriage Material?
 Where Are ACOs Headed? At this pivotal time in the accountable care movement, future ACO growth will determine whether accountable care moves from a series of exploratory programs toward mainstream adoption across the country. A significant contributor to future growth is the success of today’s ACOs and their continued involvement in the ACO model, which […]
Accountable Care Organizations and Risk-based Payment Arrangements: Strong Preference for Upside-Only Contracts
Providers that are newly pursuing value-based care can determine how to be successful by examining the experiences of current and past accountable care organizations (ACOs).
Overview: Defining High-Value Partnerships for Accountable Care
This brief introduces the series by detailing the project’s many components, including a decision-making framework and the domains of high value.
Projected Growth of Accountable Care Organizations
In this paper, we present projections of how the ACO model is likely to grow under four possible future scenarios.