June 5, 2015
The new Medicare Shared Savings Program rule offers accountable care organizations an extra three years before imposing penalties and an additional track to assume more financial risk of patient care.
June 1, 2015
Clif Gaus, CEO of the National Association of ACOs, says many accountable care organizations are "waiting" for the final rule and are "just as uncertain now as they were six months ago as to whether they will stay" in the program.
May 7, 2015
Experts question if other groups would experience the same benefits as Pioneer ACOs.
May 5, 2015
Overall, slower spending growth in Pioneer ACOs generates about $280 million in savings in 2012 and $105 million in savings in 2013.
April 27, 2015
According to the analysis, almost 70% of U.S. residents now live in a region served by an accountable care organization, while 44% live in an area with at least two ACOs.
March 11, 2015
February 9, 2015
The groups offer several recommendations to CMS for improving Medicare Shared Savings Program beyond what was detailed in a proposed rule.
January 27, 2015
By the end of 2016, Medicare aims to make 30% of all payments through alternate payment models, such as accountable care organizations and bundled payments, and tie 85% of fee-for-service hospital payments to quality or value.
December 23, 2014
The new participants will bring the total number of accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program to 405.
December 17, 2014
The funding follows a similar HHS effort launched last year.
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