• RevCycle Intelligence

    Providers are calling on CMS to not finalize a proposal to collapse Medicare reimbursement for evaluation and management (E/M) visits into a single, blended payment rate for E/M Levels 2 through 5 visits.

  • Politico

    In November 2016, an alert popped up on the computer screen of Kim Lilley. Lilley is a care coordinator at UMass Memorial Health Care, overseeing patients in trouble, trying to keep their health in order without blowing up the system’s finances. The hospital had recently started using a new electronic data sharing system called “PatientPing,” and it was notifying her that one of the system’s most difficult and expensive patients had just entered her ER.

  • Modern Healthcare

    The Medicare Shared Savings Program generated $1.84 billion in savings over three years, which is nearly twice the savings that CMS data show, according to a new study commissioned by the National Association of ACOs.

  • Health Leaders Media

    The way the government has been analyzing performance data for accountable care organizations in the largest value-based payment model in the country severely underemphasizes the amount of money these ACOs are saving, according to a report released Tuesday.

  • Forbes

    A widely used effort to move Medicare away from costly fee-for-service medicine saved $1.84 billion from 2013 to 2015, a new study indicates.

  • Crain's Detroit Business

    Michigan's 19 accountable care organizations earned back nearly $72 million in 2017 compared with $49.2 million in 2016. 36 percent of Michigan ACOs earned money in Obamacare program, but two lost a total of $1.8 million. Quality of care to patients improved by doctors and hospitals working together

  • Healthcare Informatics

    It’s been quite the eventful ACO (accountable care organization) month for healthcare folks. First, on Aug. 9, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a proposed regulation on the future of MSSP (Medicare Shared Savings Program) ACOs, with the broad intent to push providers into taking on more financial risk. Then, on the 24th, CMS released a detailed evaluation on how its Next Generation ACO model performed in 2016. Finally, on the 30th of the month, the federal agency made public the 2017 data for MSSP ACO participants.

  • Healthcare Informatics

    As the shift from a volume-based to a value-based U.S. healthcare delivery and payment system moves forward—albeit unevenly and not as quickly as some would like—some of the lines between what providers and payers do are inevitably beginning to blur. Industry experts and observers say that blurring will necessarily have to occur, as provider organizations take on more risk. Indeed, many believe, the only way to wring significant savings out of the healthcare delivery system is to compel the acceleration of risk, headed in the direction of partial or full capitation.

  • Healthcare Dive

    New data from CMS found that the Medicare Shared Savings Program saved $314 million for Medicare after bonuses paid to accountable care organizations in 2017.

  • The Fiscal Times

    Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are saving Medicare hundreds of millions of dollars, according to new data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released Thursday.