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ACOs

  • How Are ACOs Managing High-Risk Patients?

    March 06, 2018

    A study in The American Journal of Accountable Care analyzed the clinical and administrative workforces of 17 ACOs. An aspect of the analysis looked at the resources needed to reduce the overall cost of care by improving care for high-risk patients.

  • Are ACOs More Effective In Reducing Readmissions From SNFs?

    January 23, 2018

    A study of hospitals in U.S. metropolitan areas found those affiliated with accountable care organizations (ACOs) were able to more quickly reduce the rate at which patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities needed to be readmitted within 30 days. We provide the key findings.

  • ACO Savings Not Driven By Reduced Hospitalizations

    January 07, 2018

    Researchers at Harvard Medical School, found hospitalizations overall didn't decline for patients in the Medicare Shared Savings program over a three-year period. In 2012, hospitalizations among ACO patients dropped by 1.6%, but in 2013 hospitalizations fell only by 0.7% and in 2014

  • ACO Care Continuum: Integrating Hospice and Palliative Care to Improve End-of-Life Care

    September 08, 2017

    The ACO model has the right incentives to reduce variation, spur innovation, and improve quality in end-of-life (EOL) care. It also gives providers

  • Palliative Care & ACO: Case Study

    June 26, 2017

    A home-based palliative care (HBPC) program tested within an accountable care organization (ACO) demonstrated substantial cost savings and reduced hospital admissions for patients near the end of life, according to a Journal of Palliative Medicine study.

  • Growth in Outpatient Services: Three Trends to Know

    June 26, 2017

    The growth in outpatient services will spur growth for PAC providers. Hospital and physician market trends provide the strongest indicators to begin pushing this up the ladder of your strategic priorities.

  • How Do ACOs Address The Non-Medical Needs Of Patients?

    April 10, 2017

    ACO leaders identify and provide insights to how they are addressing the non-medical needs of patients. We explore key areas of transportation, housing and food insecurities. We take a look at CMS’ solutions and ways to solve barriers.

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  • New ACO Focuses On Managing High-Risk Patient Population

    March 31, 2017

    Some of the highest-need, highest risk Medicare beneficiaries are those enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid.  In current Medicare ACO initiatives, beneficiaries who are Medicare-Medicaid enrollees may be attributed to ACOs.

    The Medicare ACO, however, does not have financial

  • The Great Debate: Addressing Social Risk Factors In Valued-Based Models

    March 31, 2017

    Changes in healthcare financing are requiring health systems to address social factors that directly impact patients’ health. 

  • The Post-Acute Care “Gap” Plaguing America’s Health Care Delivery System

    November 16, 2016

    Approximately four million adults in the United States are homebound, and many of them cannot access office-based primary care. They are among the most costly patients in the U.S. health care system, not because of a specific disease but because of a powerful combination of multiple chronic

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