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"ACOs tend to have either one contract (34%) or four or more contracts (43%)."

Excerpted from: Accountable Care News, Volume 8 Number 8, August 2017, "Accountable Care Organizations Prefer Upside-Only Contracts," by David Muhlestein

What's News
  Emergency Department Involvement in ACOs in Massachusetts: A Survey Study
Annals of Emergency Medicine, August 12, 2017
  Using Alternative Payment Models to Address Health Care Disparities
Leavitt Partners, August 8, 2017
  Between 2016 & 2017, Number Of ACOs Rises 11%
Open Minds, August 6, 2017
  Will ACOs Be Effective in Reducing Healthcare Costs?
Endocrinology Advisor, August 2, 2017
  Accountable Care Organizations Grow, But Face New Challenges
RevCycle Intelligence, August 1, 2017
  Accountable care to improve the health of communities
Health Management Technology, July 31, 2017
  The Case for Enrolling High-Cost Patients in an ACO
HEC Forum, abstract only, July 20, 20117
New Medicare Incentives Encourage ACOs To Assume Greater Risk
Avalere Press Release, July 19, 2017
  Evaluating Accountable Care Organization Cost Savings
Neurology Advisor, July 19, 2017
  Rural Providers Narrow Population Health Disparities Through ACO Participation
Globe Newswire, July 18, 2017
  Will ACOs Face Tough Antitrust Scrutiny?
EMR and HIPAA, August 2, 2017
  The Evolution of Shared Savings Payment Methodologies for Medicaid ACOs
CHCS Blog/Center for Health Care Strategies, July 28, 2017
  Accountable Care Organizations: Risk and Reward
Policy and Medicine, July 20, 2017
This Month in Accountable Care News
  • Population Health Support Organization Serves as New Infrastructure for Today's Population Health Needs by Graham Brown, MPH, CRC
  • Accountable Care Organizations Prefer Upside-Only Contracts by David Muhlestein
    What's On Your Mind: Payer, Provider Collaboration Yields Holistic, Personal Care by Donna Martin
  • Customer Service is Overlooked Path to ACO Patient Loyalty, Results by Theresa Hush
  • Thought Leaders' Corner: "What Are the Chances for Success for Physicians Under MACRA?"
  • Catching Up With... Harold L. Paz, M.D., M.S.
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