Tag Archives: Accountable Care Organizations

Evidence on Payment Reform: Where Are The Gaps?

The US health care system is transforming how it pays for and delivers care. However, the transition to new models is not easy. Initial results on the impact of payment reforms found large gaps in evidence for state and commercial-based payment reforms.

April 25, 2017

As MACRA Implementation Proceeds, Changes Are Needed

MACRA threatens to push many providers out of fee-for-service before they have a safe place to land. Policy makers should consider both making the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System less onerous and greatly accelerating the development and implementation of viable alternative payment models.

April 21, 2017

The Future Of Delivery System Reform

There is bipartisan agreement on the goal of promoting more efficient and effective health care. The debate is over the best way to accomplish the goal, not the goal itself.

April 20, 2017

How Are Hospital-Based ACOs Addressing Community Health?

Results from an RWJF-funded study highlight many of the tensions that accountable care organizations are currently facing. Premier Inc., in conjunction with three other firms, developed the study.

October 27, 2016

Medicare Accountable Care Organization Results For 2015: The Journey To Better Quality And Lower Costs Continues

Based on new CMS results, overall, 31 percent of the MSSP and Pioneer ACOs received shared savings bonuses for their 2015 performance, an increase over the 27 percent that earned a bonus in 2014.

September 9, 2016

Symposium: The New Health Care Industry—Consolidation, Integration, Competition In The Wake Of The ACA

Abbe Gluck introduces a Health Affairs Blog symposium featuring many of the participants in “The New Health Care Industry” conference held recently at the Yale Law School’s Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy.

February 24, 2016

Integrating Specialty Care Into Accountable Care Organizations: Perspectives From The Field

To understand the challenges and opportunities of integrating specialty care, we spoke with eight health care leaders across the country and discuss insights for those operating or preparing to operate in a value-based care setting.

January 19, 2016

How Funders Can Support Emerging Accountable Care Organizations To Maximize Their Potential

Foundations and others can partner with policy makers and researchers to play a critical role in addressing the remaining challenges for ACOs and in supporting the evolution of promising ACO models.

January 5, 2016

2014 National Health Spending: The Great Moderation Likely Is Not Over

The 2014 US health spending estimate showed the highest national health spending growth rate since 2008 -- 5.3 percent. Is this the end of the Great Moderation? In my view, the answer is “no.”

December 14, 2015

Difficile Est Primum Esse: How A Triple Whammy Undermined The Triple Aim

In September 2015, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System made the difficult decision to withdraw from the Pioneer program. We describe the three specific---and solvable---issues that led DH to withdraw from the Pioneer program

October 23, 2015