Accountable Care Bulletin
  Complimentary from the publishers of Accountable Care News               April, 2015  
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  “I believe the key to both short and long term success for ACO’s lies in the reimbursement models. The willingness of providers, both physicians as well as hospitals, to make change will depend on the availability of resources. Medicare shared savings, if any, are not determined or distributed until well after the efforts and deployment of resources to improve patient care has occurred. As each year goes by and only 25% of the ACO’s see any shared savings, the willingness to continue to invest the time, personnel, and resources will be questioned."
-William Oser, MD, JD, FACP, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, JFK Health

Since the start of 2014, an estimated 4.5 million more people have been included in accountable care arrangements, bringing the total to 23.5 million covered ACO lives, only 7.8 million of which are in Medicare.

Excerpted from: Accountable Care News, Volume 6 Number 4, April 2015, Industry News:"Growth and Dispersion of ACOs."

What's News
  What Is the Right Number of Clinic Appointments? Visit Frequency and the Accountable Care Organization
The Journal of the American Medical Association, April 6, 2015
Accountable Care
Journal of Emergency Medical Services, April 6, 2015
  Best Practices: An Electronic Drug Alert Program to Improve Safety in an Accountable Care Environment
Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy, abstract only, April 2015
Growth And Dispersion Of Accountable Care Organizations In 2015
Health Affairs Blog, March 31, 2015
How Big Data Analytics Helps Accountable Care Organizations
EHR Intelligence, March 30, 2015
12 recent accountable care agreements
Hospital Business News, March 30, 2015
5 ACO implementation lessons from healthcare leaders
FierceHealthcare, March 24, 2015
  How early accountable care efforts shaped payment reform in the ACA and bipartisan reform ever since
The Brookings Institution, March 23, 2015
  Medicare's New ACO Model Aims to Smooth Cash Flow
HealthLeader's Media, March 16, 2015
This Month in Accountable Care News
  • Accelerating the Pace of Volume to Value: CMS Announces Its Next ACO Demonstration by Clif Gaus and David Introcaso
  • ACO Strategies Advance Effective Population Health Management by Joseph Berardo Jr.
  • Editor’s Corner: John Smithwick, MBA, on Chronic Care Management CPT Codes
  • High-risk Patients Require High Level Coordination and Communication Across Complex Networks -- Solving for the ACO Issue by Gopal Chopra, MD
  • Thought Leader’s Corner: “Is creating a Medicare Advantage plan a good ACO exit strategy for hospitals and health systems?”
  • Industry News with briefs regarding Health Affairs; Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy; Humana and Collom & Carney Clinic; Meritage ACO; Emory Healthcare and Aetna; Aledade and Kansas Foundation for Medical Care; Leavitt Partners; Harvard Review of Psychiatry; ONC and CMS; Nuance; Center for Healthcare Strategies; Cigna; Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Accountable Care Organization; and Kaufman, Hall & Associates LLC.
  • Catching Up with….William Oser, MD, JD, FACP
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