Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

CMS issues final rule for cardiac bundled payments

CMS released its latest episodic care models Tuesday, including the 90-day bundles for heart and bypass patients.

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CMS to test new ACO model for dual-eligibles

The pilot will let accountable care organizations manage the Medicaid claims for beneficiaries who receive both Medicare and Medicaid benefits.

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What impact will Trump’s victory have on value-based healthcare?

As Republicans take control of the executive and legislative branches, how will the new Administration impact healthcare's initiatives and priorities? Healthcare information technology experts weigh in on key policy issues moving forward.

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CMS to Allow ACOs to Join Forthcoming CPC+ Model

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has opened up its new Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative to 1,500 eligible primary care practices currently in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).

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ACOs thwarted by lack of interoperability

Accountable Care Organizations have spent the past four years struggling to achieve the goals that set them apart. But ACOs still don't have the one thing needed for success: data interoperability.

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Joint Commission launches new certification for total hip and knee replacements

Advanced certifications for certain joint replacement procedures could help the market bring quality to the fore from pre-op all the way to the rehabilitation center.

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CMS launches ACO kidney dialysis model

The new accountable care organization model creates a shared-cost program for end-stage renal disease.

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Former ONC chief breathes new life into ACOs

The former head of the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT (ONC), Farzad Mostashari, is making big waves in the accountable care organization (ACO) arena. His year-old company has applied to launch ACOs in seven more states next year.

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