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ACOs

Open Minds: Almost Half Of ACOs Led By Physicians In 2018

June 23rd, 2020

Open Minds: David Muhlestein was quoted in an article entitled “Almost Half Of ACOs Led By Physicians In 2018,’” which highlighted a recent study co-authored by David. Read the article here.

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Revcycle Intelligence: More Physician Groups Lead Accountable Care Organizations

May 29th, 2020

Revcycle Intelligence: David Muhlestein was quoted in an article entitled “More Physician Groups Lead Accountable Care Organizations,’” which highlighted a recent study co-authored by David. Read the article here.

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ACOs and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): Practice Patterns Impact Savings

May 12th, 2020

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) attempt to lower the cost of health care for a defined population while improving the quality of care that population receives. Reducing the total cost of care requires ACOs to implement both payment reform and delivery reform—changing payment models to align incentives for high-value care and shifting treatment to use resources […]

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Fewer ACOs signed up for MSSP—but more are taking on downside risk

January 15th, 2020

David Muhlestein was quoted in an Advisory Board article entitled “CMS: Fewer ACOs signed up for MSSP—but more are taking on downside risk,” providing insight on MSSP participation and overall ACO participation trends. Article here.

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Number of Medicare ACOs stays flat, but risk-taking increases

January 14th, 2020

David Muhlestein was quoted in an HFMA article entitled “Number of Medicare ACOs stays flat, but risk-taking increases,” providing insight on MSSP participation. Article here.

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Next Generation ACO model hasn’t saved money, study finds

January 14th, 2020

David Muhlestein was quoted in a Modern Healthcare article entitled “Next Generation ACO model hasn’t saved money, study finds,” providing insight into the new “Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model Evaluation“. Article here.

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Participants continue to drop out of Medicare ACO program

January 13th, 2020

David Muhlestein was quoted in a Modern Healthcare article entitled “Participants continue to drop out of Medicare ACO program,” explaining that the lack of growth “doesn’t tell the whole story about what’s going on with ACOs”. Article here.

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The Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and Leavitt Partners Releases “Medicare ACO Results for 2018: More Downside Risk Adoption, More Savings, and All ACO Types Now Averaging Savings” Report

November 11th, 2019

Salt Lake City, November 11, 2019—Medicare’s flagship Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program, the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), achieved net savings of $73 per person in 2018, more than double the net savings of $35 per person achieved in 2017. Researchers from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and Leavitt Partners shared their analysis of […]

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