Tag Archives: ACOs

Beyond ‘Repeal and Replace’: Physicians Renew The Call For Delivery System Improvement

Policymakers who are focused predominantly on how to improve the health care system by providing health insurance coverage will fail unless they simultaneously focus on transforming and modifying the delivery system.

July 12, 2017

Growth Of ACOs And Alternative Payment Models In 2017

Since the first quarter of 2016, 138 new ACOs began operation, and 46 ACOs dropped their accountable care contracts, representing 11 percent growth.

June 28, 2017

Savings Reported By CMS Do Not Measure True ACO Savings

The bottom line is that we should not pay attention to any analysis that uses the benchmarks as the basis for assessing the effects of accountable care organizations on Medicare spending.

June 19, 2017

Diffusion Of Innovations In Health Care—Obtaining Evidence To Move Faster

The growing field of implementation science offers exciting opportunities to improve the diffusion of innovations in the health care delivery system.

May 16, 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

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