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Alternative Payment Models

Projected Growth of Accountable Care Organizations

December 23rd, 2015

In this paper, we present projections of how the ACO model is likely to grow under four possible future scenarios.

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Assessment of the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program: Current Results and Opportunities for Improvement

November 16th, 2015

This paper provides an analysis of the hospital value-based purchasing program, specifically examining regional differences, performance over time, comparison to other programs, and policy implications.

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The Rise and Future of Medicaid ACOs

September 10th, 2015

No two models nor markets are alike, and the pace and prevalence of Medicaid accountable care growth will largely depend on states’ ability to generate savings and successfully overcome common and unique challenges over the long run. This paper contains a state-by-state landscape analysis.

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Dental Care in Accountable Care Organizations: Insights from 5 Case Studies

June 9th, 2015

As the health care system continues to evolve toward increased coordination of care and value based payment, there could be further opportunities for better coordination of dental and overall medical care.

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A Taxonomy of Accountable Care Organizations: Different Approaches to Achieve the Triple Aim

June 16th, 2014

As providers begin to bear risk for defined populations, providers and payers have begun to change the way they deliver and pay for health care. Accountable care organizations (ACOs), in particular, have proliferated with the common goal to fulfill the triple aim of improved patient satisfaction, improved care and decreased health care costs. Though ACOs […]

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Growth and Dispersion of Accountable Care Organizations

November 24th, 2011

Following the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s emphasis on Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and the announcement of the Medicare Shared Savings Program, an increased interest has emerged among providers and payers to create ACOs.

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