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"In 2016, ACOs in two-sided, risk models accounted for only 10% of ACOs (48 of 458) but generated almost 30% of total aggregate savings vs. benchmarks ($220 million of $761million)."
Excerpted from: Accountable Care News, Volume 9 Number 1, January 2018, "Risk-Based ACOs Prove Successful," by Chris Dawe and Nico Lewine

 
What's News
  CMS: More than 120 new participants join the MSSP for 2018
FierceHealthcare, January 8, 2018
 
     
  Variations in ACOs and Narrow Networks Challenge Efforts to Track Their Impact
American Journal of Managed Care, January 4, 2018
 
     
  Payer, Provider Collaboration Required for Accountable Care Success
HealthPayer Intelligence, December 28, 2017
 
     
  Great ACO debate: Focus on integrated EHRs or physician buy-in first?
Healthcare IT News, December 27, 2017
 
     
  Medicare Program; MSSP: Extreme & Uncontrollable Circumstances Policies
Federal Register, December 26, 2017
 
     
Viewpoint: Repealing individual mandate will increase prevalence of ACOs, HSAs
Becker's Hospital Review, December 20, 2017
     
Blogs
  Why data on social determinants of health is growing in importance
HIT Think/HealthData Management, January 11, 2018
 
  Here's how to report quality data through an ACO
Medical Economics/Modern Medicine, January 10, 2018
 
     
  4 Tips To Get An Early Start On 2018 MIPS Reporting
Primaris blog, January 8, 2018
 
     
This Month in Accountable Care News
  • Three Shared Attributes Drive High-Performing ACOs by Clare Pierce Wrobel, MHSA
    Risk-Based ACOs Prove Successful by Chris Dawe and Nico Lewine
  • What's New in Medicare: Medicare Part D, Medicare Advantage Proposed Rule: Key
  • Provisions and Implications for Managed Care Pharmacy by Soumi Saha, PharmD, J.D.
  • Thought Leaders' Corner: "How Effective Are ACOs That Partner With Employers?"
  • Employers, Health Plans, Providers Endorse Initiative to Standardize Performance Measures for Commercial ACOs in California
  • Catching Up With... Philip L. Ronning, MHA
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