January 18, 2019
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina on Tuesday announced that it has reached an agreement with five health systems in the state to launch a value-based payment program similar to Medicare's Next Generation accountable care organization program.
January 2, 2019
CMS has finalized a rule to overhaul the Medicare Shared Savings Program and accelerate the pathway for accountable care organizations to transition to two-sided risk models.
October 22, 2018
A few health care providers say they support some provisions of CMS' proposed rule to overhaul the Medicare Shared Savings Program, but many providers are voicing concerns.
September 12, 2018
A new report from the National Association of ACOs finds that accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program generated $1.84 billion in savings between 2013 and 2015—nearly twice as much as the $954 million CMS data show the ACOs saved.
September 4, 2018
New CMS data show 60% of the accountable care organizations (ACOs) that participated in the Medicare Shared Savings Program for the 2017 performance year generated a total of about $1.1 billion in savings, while CMS paid about $780 million to ACOs in bonuses under the program for that year.
August 28, 2018
CMS Administrator Seema Verma says the results for the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model's first performance year "provide further evidence that ACOs succeed under two-sided risk."
August 27, 2018
Nationwide Children's Hospital over the last decade has invested more than $6 million in the nearby Southern Orchards neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio—and the arrangement is turning out to be beneficial both for the hospital and its patients.
August 13, 2018
CMS is proposing replacing the current Medicare Shared Savings Program tracks with two options that accelerate the pathway for accountable care organizations to transition to two-sided risk models.
July 13, 2018
CMS' Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule includes an initial 3% reduction in Medicare Part B payments for new drugs, new codes to expand providers' telehealth billing options, and more.
May 9, 2018
CMS Administrator Seema Verma says the agency is closely examining accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program that have not yet agreed to assume two-sided financial risk, noting that such organizations appear to have increased Medicare spending.
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