Accountable Care Bulletin
  Complimentary from the publishers of Accountable Care News               March, 2014  
Commercial ACO Collaborations: WESTMED Medical Group and UnitedHealthcare
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  “ACOs face many challenges from provider engagement to clinical restructuring, but I think the biggest difficulty we currently face is development of a better way to measure ACOs progress in reducing costs." Stephen Nuckolls, Chief Executive Officer, Coastal Carolina Health Care

The average total cost for a non-accountable care organization (ACO) patient is $470 more than the total cost of care for an ACO patient.

Source: Infographic: Total Cost of Care, Additive Analytics

What's News
  What Rehab Directors Need to Know About Accountable Care Organizations
RAC Monitor, March 6, 2014
Starting an ACO against all odds
Government Health IT, March 5, 2014
  Multi-Contract Fatigue is Hitting Many ACOs Hard
Becker's Hospital Review, February 28, 2014
Medicare Data Show Wide Differences In ACOs’ Patient Care
Kaiser Health News, February 21, 2014
Is current EHR technology ready for accountable care?
EHR Intelligence, February 19, 2014
  Accountable care requires outreach and a commitment to change
Health IT Analytics, February 17, 2014
  Post-acute needs to get cracking on ACOs
Healthcare Finance News, February 14, 2014
This Month in Accountable Care News
  • New Vistas for ACO Cost Savings by Ken Perez, MBA
  • The Polyclinic’s Progression to Population Health Management by Phil Lillich, RN, BSN, MBA and Juliana Hart, BSN, MPH
  • Editor’s Corner: Seth Edwards on Being an MSSP ACO in 2015
  • Bringing Doctors to the Table by Phil Polakoff, MD and Apurv Gupta, MD
  • Thought Leader’s Corner: “ A recent article in The New York Times criticized the CMS Innovation Center for funding demonstration projects instead of randomized clinical trials, making it difficult to determine which interventions really work. Does this affect our understanding of the benefits of medical homes and ACOs?”
  • Industry News with briefs regarding CMS; RAND; Horizon BCBS; State of North Carolina; ACPE; FierceMobile Healthcare; CMMI and Kaiser Health News
  • Catching Up with….Stephen Nuckolls
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