Accountable Care Bulletin
  Complimentary from the publishers of Accountable Care News               January, 2018  
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  "With upwards of 20% of consumers now using ACOs, we need a common yardstick to measure and benchmark ACO performance if we are going to improve quality and keep care affordable.”
- David Lansky, CEO, Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH).

"... in 2016, ... ACOs in one-sided models saved an aggregate of $541 million vs. their benchmarks, but CMS paid out more than that—$613 million—in shared savings. In two-sided models, CMS fared better: ACOs saved $220 million vs. their benchmarks, and CMS only paid out $153 million in net shared savings."

Excerpted from: Accountable Care News, Accountable Care News, Volume 9 Number 1, January 2018, "Risk-Based ACOs Prove Successful," by Chris Dawe and Nico Lewine.

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How cutting off subsidy payments to insurance companies would affect Obamacare ACO Quality Improvement Success Story – Winona Health Services

Since joining a Caravan Health-partnered ACO in 2016, Winona Health Services has successfully transformed their care delivery system to achieve outstanding results. Under the ACO model, Winona achieved over 90 percent in most quality measures including Fall Risk Screening and Pneumonia Vaccination Rates. We had a chance to sit down with ACO Champion, Kelly Fluharty, where she shared how they did it.

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  McKesson: Seven Success Factors for Accountable Care Organizations

1. Integrate pharmacists into primary care based ACOs
2. Adopt and execute a formal plan to manage ACO enrollee drug costs
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Source: McKesson Blog
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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