Tag Archives: ACOs

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

Obstacles On The Road To Risk

A recent survey of American Medical Group Association members showed that health systems across the nation still see the destination called value as a distant sign still ahead of us.

February 15, 2017

Weaving Whole-Person Health Throughout An Accountable Care Framework: The Social ACO

As currently structured, most ACOs contain a serious flaw: the vast majority of ACO financing structures, including most of those promoted by CMS and state Medicaid programs, carve out the largest drivers of health: social, environmental, and community factors.

January 25, 2017

The Payment Reform Landscape: Early Progress And The Need For Better Tools To Measure Impact

The release on October 25, 2016 of results from the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network’s (LAN) data collection effort underscores the nationwide commitment to reform the way the public and private sectors pay for health care services.

January 6, 2017

Building A System That Works: The Future Of Health Care

As the Obama Administration comes to a close, this piece lays out my vision for the future of health care. I share the steps we have taken to change how we pay for health care, incentivize coordination, and unlock health care data.

December 12, 2016

The All-Payer Accountable Care Organization Model: An Opportunity For Vermont And An Exemplar For The Nation

The first of its kind in the nation, the all-payer ACO model allows Vermont the opportunity to create a transformative payment model that moves all payers (Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial) towards a prospective, value-based reimbursement system.

November 22, 2016

Age-Friendly Health Systems: How Do We Get There?

The new paradigm for an age-friendly health system is based on patients’ goals and values, and on improved outcomes and lower costs of care within the walls of the hospital and beyond, says The John A. Hartford Foundation. It aims to test the new Age-Friendly Health Systems approach to care by...

November 3, 2016

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

By Spinning Early Results, CMS May Be Undermining Payment Reform

The MSSP and Pioneer ACOs have generated a considerable number of valuable ideas and initiatives toward meaningful health care payment reform. However, a more detailed analysis shows that maybe the results are not as good as the recent report would have you believe.

October 7, 2016

Improving Outcomes for Justice-Involved Individuals With Lessons From Veterans Programs

Incarcerated individuals suffer from higher rates of mental illness, substance use disorders, and chronic disease than the general public. While most were uninsured prior to 2014, in states that have expanded Medicaid, nearly all individuals are presumed to be eligible for Medicaid following release.

October 6, 2016