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Accountable Care Organizations (ACO)

When doctors, hospitals, and other providers come together to form an Accountable Care Organization, high quality, affordably managed care for Medicare patients is the intended outcome. Can the best intentions yield the best outcomes?

Primary Care ACO Models - Way of the Future? Panel Clip Still

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Primary Care ACO Models: Way of the Future?

Evidence shows that primary care–led, risk-bearing, ACO-like practices and independent physician group models generate more savings.

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Patient Engagement

A Requiem for Population Health?

Despite some fits and starts for value-based care, there is abundant evidence that the concept will continue to survive and thrive.

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Medicare Advantage Holds the Key to Reforming the ACO Program

Value-based care continues to be the emphasis of federal policymakers, as well as many providers. Aligning Medicare Advantage with ACOs would boost both programs.

Janice Nevin - Christiana Care Health System

Leadership

The Responsibility of a Big Provider in a Small State

How Christiana Care’s initiatives impact not only those they serve directly, but also the larger community.

Comparison of Select Characteristics of the Sample and Shared Savings Program - MMSP ACO - Physician-Led ACOs

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Do Independent Physician-Led ACOs Have a Future?

While some of these smaller organizations are succeeding, they do face numerous challenges, and there is a need for both regulatory change as well as greater sharing of peer-based resources and best practices.

Mark Miller and Melinda Buntin

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MedPAC’s Role in Curtailing Drug Prices

The former Executive Director of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission lays out three recommendations for curtailing drug prices, as well as upcoming Medicare trends.

Mark Miller and Melinda Buntin

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Why Does MedPAC Matter?

The former Executive Director of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission explains why physicians and health care providers should understand MedPAC’s mission.

Proportion of ACOs Achieving Shared Savings under Medicare ACO Programs in the First 3 Years of Payment Contracts

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Explaining Sluggish Savings under Accountable Care

ACOs are as diverse as the U.S. health care system. Developing policy approaches that accommodate this diversity will be important for payment and delivery reform to achieve its potential.

Conceptual Framework for Evaluating Specialty Care Partnerships

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How to Engage Specialists in Accountable Care Organizations

Should an ACO insource or outsource specialty care? Here’s a framework to help leadership decide.

Value-Based Payment Models Payer-Provider Contracts Value-Based Arrangements

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Economic Investment and the Journey to Health Care Value — Part II: Health Care Payers

Payers’ broad scale of investment in value-based arrangements makes a compelling case for the importance of sustained efforts to identify effective value-based payment models.

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