Tag Archives: ACOs
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
In this post, we provide brief comments on the Pioneer ACO results with a more detailed look at the MSSP results, along with some reflections on the program going forward.
September 21, 2016