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  • 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

  • How Many Medicare Beneficiaries Are Enrolled In An ACO 2017?

    December 13, 2017

    As of 2017, CMS reports that there are over 10 million beneficiaries attributed to a Medicare ACO, including 9 million in MSSP ACOs and 1.4 million in Next Generation ACOs.

  • Six Ways Health Systems Are Transitioning Into Value-Based Models

    December 13, 2017

    One-size does not fit all when it comes to health systems addressing the transition from fee-for-service to value. Learn how six different health systems have different approaches to achieve their goals.

  • ACO Initiatives – Are They Saving Money?

    November 12, 2017

    Accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program and three ACO demonstrations collectively saved Medicare $70.6 million in 2016 after ACO bonuses are taken into account, a CMS spokesperson said.

  • 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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