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Analysis: CMS Reduced Financial Awards for 65 ACOs Based on Quality Performance

October 19, 2015


Policy experts say the accountable care organizations' weak performance on quality measures raises questions about the accuracy of quality measures used in the program.

Private-Payer ACOs Yield Inconsistent Cost, Quality Results

October 19, 2015


Private-payer accountable care organizations have yielded results similar to Medicare's ACOs.

New Policy Changes Could Boost ACOs' Financial Outcomes

October 15, 2015


Contrary to federal officials' predictions, Medicare's accountable care organizations have not yet saved the government money.

ACO Program Has Not Yet Resulted in Savings for Government

September 15, 2015


Government records show that the program last year resulted in a net loss of about $3 million to the Medicare trust fund after bonus payments.

Survey: ACOs Still Struggle To Access Out-Of-Network Data

September 10, 2015


According to the survey, participating accountable care organizations also face difficulties related to data integration and the costs of health IT.

About One-Fourth of Medicare ACOs Earned Shared Savings Bonuses

August 26, 2015


CMS says the accountable care organizations collectively generated net savings of $411 million for Medicare in 2014.

Study: Most Doc Pay Still Not Tied to Quality

July 21, 2015


The study finds physician pay rarely is tied to the quality of care they deliver.

CMS Loosens Guidelines for Rural ACOs To Receive Financial Assistance

June 29, 2015


The changes affect the ACO Investment Model, which provides loans to communities that normally would not be able to participate because of a lack of capital.

Group Will Call on Congress for Changes to Medicare ACO Program

June 12, 2015


National Association of ACOs President and CEO Clif Gaus says his group plans to ask Congress to change accountable care organization program rules related to telehealth and admissions.

Stakeholders: ACO Tweaks Address Some Concerns, Miss Others

June 8, 2015


CMS says it is still considering additional changes to the ACO program.

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