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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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Involving physicians in value-based care decisions: The only path to lasting change

Nov. 8, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

Patient engagement is widely accepted as a key condition for achieving positive healthcare outcomes. Patients who participate in their healthcare decisions and feel capable of improving their health through diet, […]

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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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What to do in uncertain times? Build competencies for value and sustainability

Aug. 7, 2017 / By Kristine Daynes

Healthcare pundits agree this is a time of uncertainty. Depending on your media of choice, uncertainty either reigns (New York Times), looms (CNN), or trickles down (Public News Service). Given […]

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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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My go-to sites for information on healthcare quality and payment

Dec. 2, 2016 / By Kristine Daynes

Two years ago, I blogged about my favorite websites for information on population health. Since then my inbox has become crowded with e-newsletters and alerts. Recently I found myself unsubscribing […]

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Reconciling different visions of our healthcare system

Oct. 21, 2016 / By Richard Fuller, MS, Norbert Goldfield, MD

The conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer opined in a recent Washington Post editorial: “The Democrats will eventually push to junk Obamacare for a full-fledged, government-run, single-payer system. Republicans will seek to […]

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Is there a role for health care in helping people make better food choices?

Aug. 5, 2016 / By Steve Delaronde

The link between poor food choices and disease is undeniable.  Conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and most cancers have a direct link to the choices we make at the […]

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New subsidy approach could level playing field between Medicare Advantage and fee-for-service

July 1, 2016 / By Gretchen Mills

There is an interesting concept called per capita premium subsidy that was included in the MedPAC June 2016 report to Congress and the Republican white paper related to reforming healthcare.  […]

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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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MACRA Proposed Rule: What it means for Medicare Advantage

May 13, 2016 / By Gretchen Mills

On April 27, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement key provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of […]