Tag Archives: Accountable Care Organizations

What Should We Conclude From ‘Mixed’ Results In Payment Reform Evaluations?

It is true that evaluation results of payment reform models so far are not cause for celebration, but there are some positive cost and quality results and lessons are accumulating that can inform the next set of program parameters, incentive structures, and tools to help clinicians succeed.

August 14, 2017

Medicare’s Programs Should Compete

Fielding three Medicare programs might make sense if they were designed to compete against one another.

June 15, 2017

Market Momentum, Spillover Effects, And Evidence-Based Decision Making On Payment Reform

With so many diverse reforms taking place, how is it possible to generate the evidence needed for informed decision making about payment reforms for the future?

May 24, 2017

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