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Accountable Care Organizations

UHC, Medtronic Use Value-Based Care to Boost Diabetes Management

July 16, 2018 - A value-based care partnership between UnitedHealthcare and Medtronic has reduced preventable hospital admissions by 27 percent, enhanced diabetes management, and cut healthcare costs. First-year results, drawn from an analysis of over 6,000 UnitedHealthcare members using advanced insulin pump technologies and comprehensive support services offered by Medtronic, demonstrated a 27...


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Real-Time Scheduling Data Helps BIDCO Manage Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

At Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO), coordinating care and managing population health for the patients of more than 2500 affiliated providers comes with a number of organizational and technical challenges. More than 40 differ...In order to deliver coordinated, high-quality care across a relatively fragmented health IT landscape, BIDCO is leaning heavily on its analytics skills and big data assets, says Chief Information Officer Bill Gillis. Centralizing the data p...

Population Health, Value-Based Care Still Challenging for ACOs

by Jessica Kent

As alternative payment models like accountable care organizations (ACOs) start to replace fee-for-service models in healthcare, leaders must translate value-based care policies into realities that will benefit both patients and clinicians. ...

ACOs Focus on Health IT, Population Health Management Plans

by Jennifer Bresnick

Trimming costs by implementing coordinated, high-touch population health management initiatives is the primary focus for the majority of accountable care organizations (ACOs) responding to a new poll conducted by National Association of ACO...Naturally, up-side risk sharing remains much more popular than two-sided risk arrangements, but new options from the Medicare Shared Savings Program and MACRA’s APM structure are attracting a great deal of interest from ACOs that are ...Chronic disease management programs are also top of mind for ACOs, with more than half stating that they have already put these strategies in place.  An additional third of respondents have partially implemented these competencies, whi...Eighty percent are utilizing some form of population health analytics, the survey found, while 60 percent are connected to either a state or regional health information exchange (HIE).  Just 56 percent are using decision-support tools,...

Senate Bill Might Bolster Medicare Chronic Care Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Senate Committee on Finance will be taking a hearing today on a bill that aims to improve the delivery of chronic care management and provide more opportunities for Medicare patients to benefit from population health management activiti...

MA Medicaid Embraces Accountable Care, Population Health Models

by Jennifer Bresnick

MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid program has received a CMS waiver allowing providers to significantly expand participation in accountable care organizations and innovative integrated delivery models focused on population health manag...

ACOs Lack Resources, Skills for Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Accountable care organizations are having difficulty developing and deploying successful population health management programs due to the underlying challenges of coordinating with community services and accessing the resources required to ...

What Big Data, EHR Vendors Do Accountable Care Organizations Use?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Selecting a vendor for an electronic health record, big data analytics system, or population health management tool can be a difficult process for a healthcare provider – and it only gets harder if that provider wants to participate i...

ACO Success Relies on Population Health Management Tools

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare providers who wish to succeed as accountable care organizations have to address a lengthy checklist of tasks, strategies, and technologies long before they can hope to accrue shared savings from Medicare or a private payer. ...

Patient Engagement, Population Health Are Key to ACO Success

by Jennifer Bresnick

There is no standard recipe for success when it comes to developing an accountable care organization that can earn incentives through the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).  The chequered history of the initiative, which has faced...

PCMHs, ACOs More Likely to Use EHRs for Population Health

by Jennifer Bresnick

A new survey published this month in the American Journal of Managed Care found that providers who had adopted EHRs in 2012 were significantly more likely than non-users to engage in population health management, patient communication, and ...

MSSP ACOs Need Better Cost Data, Benchmarking for Success

by Jennifer Bresnick

Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) accountable care organizations will not be able to succeed long term without access to more detailed, localized, and targeted data sets and refined benchmarking frameworks, state a coalition of pr...

CMS to Update to MSSP Accountable Care Organization Benchmarks

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS is continuing to make much-needed tweaks to its healthcare reform programs, using a new proposed rule to tackle benchmarking issues with its Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) accountable care organization framework. While the numbe...

How Accountable Care Impacts Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

It’s no secret that value-based reimbursement and population health management go hand-in-hand as two of the primary drivers of quality reform, but it hasn’t always been easy to get providers to embrace the risk involved in maki...

Accountable Care Organizations Still Face Interoperability Woes

by Jennifer Bresnick

The growing number of public and private accountable care organizations (ACOs) may bode well for the healthcare industry’s efforts to transform into a value-based, patient-centered care continuum, but big, bad data is still getting in...

HHS, CMS Announce Accountable Care Organization Growth Plans

by Sara Heath

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) accountable care organization (ACO) programs are growing larger than ever before, according to a press release from the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The programs wil...

176M May Be Covered by Accountable Care Organizations by 2020

by Jennifer Bresnick

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have quickly become one of the industry’s most successful strategies for enlisting providers in value-based reimbursement arrangements, and have rapidly brought significant changes to population h...

Establishing the Basis for Accountable Care Organization Success

by Sylvia Dochterman

Care management is the key to ACO success, but many healthcare organizations overlook the most fundamental factor in care coordination…an advanced system of primary care! ACO models involve many varied elements of care management, bu...

Bringing the Patient Voice into an Accountable Care Organization

by Shanti Wilson

While the growth rate of accountable care organizations (ACOs) has slowed over the past two years, and despite several departures from Medicare’s Pioneer ACO program, approximately 70 percent of the US population live in areas served ...

Big Data, Population Health Management Make Successful ACOs

by Jennifer Bresnick

As healthcare spending continues to spike into the stratosphere, Medicare and its commercial counterparts have an urgent mission on their hands.  They must find a way to effectively control costs, stem the tide of chronic disease, and ...

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