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Pathways to Success for Medicare ACOs: Balancing risk and reward

Aug. 23, 2019 / By Gretchen Mills

In 2011 the first 32 Medicare ACOs were announced under the CMS Pioneer ACO program. Since then, CMS has made multiple modifications to the program. Initially, most organizations chose to […]

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Are ACOs ready to take on more risk?

Aug. 13, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

Ready or not, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) will be expected to assume downside risk after two years according to a proposal announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) […]

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The accountable care organization – Are we getting the results we expected?

June 13, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

The accountable care organization (ACO) was first proposed in 2006 as a method for reigning in the increasing costs of health care. The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) was enacted […]

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Identifying what is working with accountable care organizations

Oct. 13, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

A primary objective of the Triple Aim for healthcare payers is to reduce costs associated with inefficient, ineffective, or medically unnecessary care. The accountable care organization, or ACO, has been […]

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Is there a place for specialty care in accountable care organizations?

June 14, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

Primary care providers (PCPs) have received most of the attention from accountable care organizations (ACOs).  Specialty care providers, such as cardiologists, orthopedists, and other surgical and non-surgical specialists are still […]

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Overcoming skepticism about value-based care

May 23, 2016 / By Kristine Daynes

Hospitals and physician practices are skeptical about the real value of value-based care. A Frost & Sullivan study for 3M found fewer than half of providers agreed that value-based care […]

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Transforming Health Care Through Accountable Care Organizations

June 17, 2015 / By Barbara DeBuono, MD

The design and implementation of accountable care structures like ACOs has been a popular mode of transforming healthcare from volume- to value-based healthcare delivery systems. As was oft-quoted in the […]