Accountable Care Bulletin
  Complimentary from the publishers of Accountable Care News              July, 2016  
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  “As for hospitals’ IRS status being threatened by a for-profit, Medicare shared savings arrangement, I will leave that to the lawyers; however, I cannot see how a not-for-profit hospital would see the ACO as a money-making operation when most—if not all the dollars—flow back to the providers to improve care and outcomes measures for patients. Hospitals who contemplate ACOs as a money-making machine need to do more research on the law and understand the delivery system reform required to make an ACO operate.”
- William J. DeMarco, M.A., CMC, President, Pendulum HealthCare Development Corporation.

"Eighty-nine percent of primary care physicians say they often remind patients about preventive screenings, but only 14% of patients say they get these reminders."

Excerpted from: Accountable Care News, Volume 7 Number 7, July 2016, Industry News: "Nielsen Survey Shows Gaps in Patient Experience With Accountable Care"

What's News
  HIT Think Why ACOs must leverage big data to succeed
Health Data Management, July 11, 2016
The Future of Accountable Care Organizations Involves Risk
RevCycle Intelligence, July 11, 2016
Early Efforts By Medicare ACOs Have Limited Effect On Mental Illness Care
Health Affairs, abstract only, July 2016
  12 accountable care, shared savings agreements in June
Becker's Hospital Review, June 30, 2016
  The Ingredients of Success in a Medicare Accountable Care Organization
The American Journal of Managed Care, June 21, 2016
  Medicare ACOs Have Achieved Savings in Patients with Multiple Conditions
Geisel Insider/The Dartmouth Institute, June 21, 2016
This Month in Accountable Care News
  • IRS Ruling Poses Dilemmas for Dual-Purpose ACOs by Matthew Amodeo
  • Shift to Value-Based Care: The Critical Role of Community Health Centers by Henry Tuttle
  • Shared Success: James A. Colbert, M.D., on ACO innovation
  • Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) to Reward Quality, Resource and Information Use, Clinical Improvement by Chris Emper
  • Leveraging Technology to Maximize Shared Savings by Karen Handmaker, MPP
  • Thought Leader’s Corner: "Will the New IRS Ruling—Eliminating Tax Exemptions for ACOs Serving Commercial Populations—Put a Dent in the Accountable Care Industry?”
  • Industry News with briefs regarding Humana, National Rural Accountable Care Consortium, Council of Accountable Physician Practices, CMS, and Enli.
  • Catching Up with … François de Brantes, M.S., MBA
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