Next-Generation ACO Model to End in 2021

Next Generation ACO Model to End in 2021

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Many accountable care organizations (ACOs) received disappointing news on May 21, 2021, when the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) announced that it would not be extending the Next Generation ACO (NGACO) model for 2022.

After five years and a dwindling number of participating ACOs, experts were split on whether or not CMS should keep the model in place for another year. On one hand, stakeholders have argued for the NGACO model’s extension until it can be replaced with or integrated into another program; howowever, others asserted that resources could not be properly invested with only one more year left in the program. (Read more…)


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COVID-19 Financial Resources for Physicians

Bhagwan Satiani, MD, MBA, DFSVS, FACHE, FACS

Todd A. Zigrang, MBA, MHA, FACHE, CVA, ASA

Jessica L. Bailey-Wheaton, JD


The appropriate focus in managing the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States has been addressing access and delivery of care to the population affected by the outbreak. All sectors of the U.S. economy have been significantly affected,including physicians. Physician groups of all specialties and sizes have experienced the financial effects of the pandemic.Hospitals have received billions of dollars to support and enable them to manage emergencies and cover the costs of the disruption.

However, many vascular surgeons are under great financial pressure because of the postponement of all non-emergency procedures. The federal government has announced a myriad of programs in the form of grants and loans to reimburse physicians for some of their expenses and loss of revenue. It is more than likely that unless the public health emergency subsides significantly, many practices will experience dire consequences without additional financial assistance.

The authors have attempted to provide a concise listing of such programs and resources available to assist vascular surgeons who are small businesses in accessing these opportunities.

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The Future of Health Care Under President Joe Biden?

A look at the President’s expressed priorities and actions to date

Todd Zigrang

By Todd Zigrang, MBA, MHA, FACHE, CVA, ASA

Jessica L. Bailey-Wheaton

By Jessica Bailey-Wheaton, Esq.

Health Capital Consultants, LLC

On January 20, 2021, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, among other concerns and long-standing issues, health care has become a central political issue and was hotly contested during the 2020 presidential debates.

A look at President Biden’s expressed priorities, signed executive orders, cabinet nominations and agency appointments during his first months in office provides indications as to the future—at least the short-term future—of U.S. health care.

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