Accountable Care Bulletin
  Complimentary from the publishers of Accountable Care News              November, 2015  
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  “CMS needs to develop criteria defining what a cost-efficient ACO is. Then they should provide financial incentives to help ACOs deal with the extra expenses of running an effective ACO."
- Peter A. Gross, MD, Chair, HackensackAlliance ACO

"Data revealed that patients who did not enroll in the patient engagement program experienced an 18% readmission rate, versus 4% for patients actively engaged in their daily self-care through the Pharos program."

Excerpted from: Accountable Care News, Volume 6 Number 11, November 2015, "Winning with Value-Based Care: Using Patient Engagement to Reach Shared Savings."

What's News
  What Makes for a Successful Accountable Care Organization?
Health IT Analytics, November 5, 2015
Despite promising results, Pioneer ACO program loses two more organizations
FierceHealthcare, November 5, 2015
  Medicare ACOs Continue To Show Care Improvements — And More Savings Are Possible
Health Affairs Blog, November 4, 2015
Top Three Reasons Accountable Care Organizations Should Use Telehealth and Telemedicine
The National Law Review, November 2, 2015
  9 accountable care, shared savings agreements in October
Becker's Hospital Review, October 30, 2015
  Dartmouth-Hitchcock to exit Pioneer ACO program over losses, calls model 'unsustainable'
Healthcare Finance News, October 20, 2015
Do Accountable Care Organizations Work?
U.S. News & World Report, October 20, 2015
Medicare Shared Savings ACO Trio Shares Keys to Success
HealthLeaders Media, October 12, 2015
This Month in Accountable Care News
  • Winning with Value-Based Care: Using Patient Engagement to Reach Shared Savings by Timothy Hernandez, MD
  • Finding Value in MSSP through Leadership, Simplicity, and Engagement by Sarah Bell and Elena Tkachev
  • Editor’s Corner: Laura Carabello on U.S. domestic medical travel in an era of value-based purchasing
  • Delivering Customer-Centric Healthcare: Impact on the CFO and CTO by Nicholas Christiano
  • Thought Leader’s Corner: "Is there a better way for CMS to recognize and reward historically low cost ACOs that continue to perform well?”
  • Industry News with briefs regarding CMS, Atlantic ACO, The National Law Review, Aetna, Health Affairs Blog, the AHA's Center for Health, the Society of Actuaries and the Milbank Memorial Fund.
  • Catching Up with … Emily D. Brower, MBA
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