Accountable Care Organizations

ACOs Proving Success With $466 Million in Savings

2017-07-05T15:14:31-04:00By |Accountable Care Organizations|

The shift to accountable care and value-based payment models is taking healthcare by storm. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), which focus on shared accountability and quality improvement, are becoming a popular model for many healthcare organizations looking to move forward in the new era of healthcare. Around 7.7 million Medicare beneficiaries receive care from an ACO. This has resulted in better care for the beneficiaries and a reduction in total costs.

NCQA Accreditation Opens Door for ACOs

2024-06-14T09:24:58-04:00By |Accountable Care Organizations|

The number of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in the U.S. is growing rapidly, causing major shift in the healthcare landscape. ACOs are provider lead organization with a strong primary care base. What makes them different from other healthcare models is that ACOs are collectively accountable for quality, costs and the full continuum of care for their patients. Encouraged by the Affordable Care Act, this type of shared-risk model, which also falls under value-based, is becoming a good option for many providers.

Alternative Payment Models Critical to Healthcare Change

2023-09-08T15:32:50-04:00By |Accountable Care Organizations, Health Care Reform|

Traditional incentive based payment models are being put phased out. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is now pushing for alternative payment models that focus on quality of care rather than quantity. The CMS hopes to tie 90% of all Medicare payments to alternative payment methods by 2018. To support this transition CMS has proposed changes to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which focuses on changing the way providers are reimbursed for care.

ACOs Key Success Factors

2024-06-14T09:28:34-04:00By |Accountable Care Organizations|

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are a hot topic in the healthcare industry. From shared accountability to quality improvement, ACOs are fully embracing the healthcare triple aim. If you are thinking of creating an ACO now would be the time. Based on current growth trends it is predicted by 2020 approximately 70 million people will be covered by ACOs, and some industry experts estimate coverage will expand to 150 million people by 2025.

As Reported by Medicaid…

2023-09-08T15:10:18-04:00By |Accountable Care Organizations, Medicare and Medicaid|

The shift to value based reimbursement has become inevitable, but Medicaid’s goal of tying 50 percent of all payments to value based initiatives by the end of 2016 may not be met. A recent survey by Health Catalyst shows that hospitals are slow to make the move towards value based initiatives. With only 3% of health systems currently meeting the target and 23% expected to meet the goal only by 2019.

Risk Mitigation for ACOs

2017-12-01T11:46:55-04:00By |Accountable Care Organizations|

Across America a change in the healthcare landscape is marked by the emergence of both public and private Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). In fact, the number of ACOs in the U.S. has grown from 64 in 2011 to 744 in 2015. Hoping to shift the focus of the healthcare industry from volume to value, ACOs focus on increasing quality, reducing, cost and improving the patient experience. This focus is called the Triple Aim.

Trend: Insurers and Providers Partner-Up with Jointly Owned Health Plans

2024-06-14T09:30:23-04:00By |Accountable Care Organizations, Care Coordination|

Aetna is setting a new standard for healthcare partnerships as it joins forces with a north Texas health system in hopes of focusing on improving quality care, affordability and overall patient care. Partnerships are no stranger in the healthcare world, but insurers and providers partnering up to provide better care and better coordinate care, is a trend we expect to see grow in 2016.

Integrating Behavioral Health: Tips for ACOs

2017-04-02T13:28:08-04:00By |Accountable Care Organizations, Behavioral Health Integration|

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have been a hot topic in the healthcare world over the past year. Hoping to shift the focus of the healthcare industry from volume to value, ACOs focus on increasing quality, reducing, cost and improving the patient experience. This hopeful new focus on the Triple Aim places ACOs in a very interesting spot in relation to another growing healthcare trend: Behavioral Health. As behavioral health is taken off the country’s back burner and the stigma surrounding mental health begins to lift, a unique opportunity is opening for ACOs to become champions for the behavioral health sector.

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