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100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know

According to Levitt Partners, ACOs now cover approximately 23 million lives.  Check here to see Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know.

Accountable care partnerships will need to have greater patience with it comes to earning shared savings

In healthcare, as in so many other areas of life, patience is a virtue. Providers and payers pursuing ACO development will need to have plenty of it before their care transformation efforts pay off with significant cost savings.  As providers combine growing financial incentive opportunities with improved population health management programs, they may be able to achieve many of the goals of healthcare reform.  But accountable care organizations will need to show commitment and perseverance if they are to reap the benefits of value-based care.

CMS MACRA Final Rule | Incentive and Criteria for the New – Physician Quality Payment Program – Shared Savings

CMS’ MACRA Final Rule Earlier this year, CMS announced the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Proposed Rule repealing the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). MACRA aims to incentivize physicians’ transition to fee-for-value and into programs that place emphasis on clinical quality performance. Specifically, CMS has identified certain innovation-based programs referred to as Alternative Payment.