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New Data Demonstrates Large Accountable Care Organizations’ Commitment to Assume Financial Risk 2019 Participation in Medicare’s Major Payment and Delivery Reform Program
Salt Lake City, March 15, 2019— New research from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and Leavitt Partners shows that while most Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have committed to continue participating in the recently overhauled flagship Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), physician-led ACOS are leaving at a higher rate than in 2017. Highlights of this […]
Health Affairs Releases “Half A Decade In, Medicare Accountable Care Organizations Are Generating Net Savings” A Two-Part Health Affairs Blog
Washington, DC, September 21, 2018 – A Medicare program begun in 2012 to coordinate health care and be accountable for patients’ health saved Medicare $313 million in 2017, the first time the program generated net savings for the federal government, a two-part blog post released Thursday and Friday by Health Affairs reports. The post, by […]
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 […]
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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).