July 19, 2019
Fewer accountable care organizations (ACOs) joined the Medicare Shared Savings Program in 2019 than in 2018—but more ACOs are taking on financial risk than in previous years, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced in a Health Affairs blog published Wednesday.
April 23, 2019
HHS on Monday announced an initiative intended to shift primary care providers and other eligible professionals from fee-for-service payments to value-based payments using five new voluntary payment models.
April 22, 2019
CMS on Friday released proposed rules that would increase fiscal year (FY) 2020 Medicare payments for skilled nursing facilities by 2.5%, or $887 million, and hospice facilities by 2.7%, or $540 million, when compared with FY 2019.
March 25, 2019
The number of clinicians who participated in MACRA's Quality Payment Program in 2017 exceeded CMS' initial goal, according to a report the agency released Wednesday.
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."
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