On Medicare ACOs

The Numbers for 2018

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6 Responses

  1. ACOs

    Accountable care organizations rely on the premise that improving outpatient and preventive care, perhaps with improved management and coordination of services for those with chronic conditions, will save money.

    But a recent study in Health Affairs showed that care coordination and management initiatives in the outpatient setting haven’t been drivers of savings in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

    Butch

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  2. More on Medicare ACOs

    CMS proposes Medicare ACO revamp to force risk:
    https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/cms-proposes-medicare-aco-revamp-to-force-risk/529835/

    Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA

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  3. ACOs

    “To ensure that ACOs have a sufficient business case to participate in this voluntary program, we urge CMS to modify these proposals in the final rule,” the lawmakers said in an Oct. 23 letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma.

    However, CMS innovation center chief Adam Boehler has said he is not worried if ACOs drop out, as he says others will take their place in the system.

    Charlene

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  4. Medicare ACOs

    CMS finalizes rule forcing ACOs to take on more risk!

    Smaller, physician-led or “low revenue” ACOs – many of which are in rural areas – have shown greater success in controlling costs than hospital-led ACOs.
    -Seema Verma [CMS]

    The agency also just released results of Next Generation, the ACO that takes on the most risk for Medicare payments.

    https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/cms-finalizes-rule-forcing-acos-take-more-risk

    QUESTION: Is anyone surprised?
    It is much more difficult to turn around battle-ship than a cigarette boat.

    Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA

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  5. ACOs

    Since Value-based care has not proven to improve outcomes for patients and only enriches the payers there is reason to not cut back don’t you think?

    Where is the third-party empirical research supporting the validity of value-based care? Most of the data supporting so-called value-based care come from the payers and biased researchers like Rand Corp.

    NK

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