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"For orthopedic surgery, the BPCI [Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative] program has yielded an estimated savings of nearly $1,000 per case."

Excerpted from: Accountable Care News, Volume 8 Number 9, September 2017, "Bundled Payment Model Might Still Be Best Innovation Bet,"by Deirdre Baggot, Ph.D., R.N.

What's News
  Defining growth: how to structure the relationship with your ACO partners
Becker's Hospital Review, September 7, 2017
  Medicare Shared Savings ACOs Saved $1 Billion Over Three Years
Healthcare Informatics, August 30, 2017
  Acclimating to Increase in Statin Use in ACOs Based on Quality Measures
Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy, September 2017
  Breast Cancer Screening for Patients of Rural ACO Clinics: A Multi-Level Analysis
Journal of Community Health, abstract only, August 31, 2017
Medicare to divulge when a doc's patient is in an ACO
Modern Healthcare, August 23, 2017
  MPSS ACOs Have Shown Potential for Reducing Spending and Improving Quality
Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, August 2017
  ACOs Sit Like Gibraltar In Rough Seas of Change
Managed Care, August 2017
  Variation In End-Of-Life Care Is An Open Invitation For ACO Innovation
Health Affairs Blog, August 25, 2017
  On the Ethics of Accountable Care Research
The Health Care Blog, August 23, 2017
This Month in Accountable Care News
  • Determining Care Delivery Competencies for Success Under Risk-Based Payment by Daniel Chipping and John Poelman
  • Employers Increase Partnerships With ACOs by Dylan Landers-Nelson
  • What's On Your Mind: Bundled Payment Model Might Still Be Best Innovation Bet by Deirdre Baggot, Ph.D., R.N.
  • Focusing on Social Determinants of Health Improves Care by Jamo Rubin and Cindy Buckels
  • Thought Leaders' Corner: How Are ACOs Managing Behavioral Health, and Are Those Efforts Proving to Be Successful?
  • Catching Up With... Caraline Coats
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