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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?

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.

Payment Reform Is a Play We Are All Watching: Leemore Dafny Talk Still

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Payment Reform Is a Play We’re All Watching

We can’t get what we want in payment reform if we’re not clear about what that is.

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Economic Investment and the Journey to Health Care Value — Part I: Health Care Providers

Early evidence suggests that value-based payment and care delivery can transform our health care system, but providers must increase the momentum for this positive change.

Patrick Conway and David Cutler head shots

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The Highest Quality at a Lower Cost? We Don’t Have That Yet

David Cutler asks Patrick Conway what worked and what didn’t at CMS, advice he’d give to the Trump administration, and his predictions on Medicare and Medicaid.

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CMMI on Leveraging Lessons in Episode-Based Payments

It’s time for payers to engage with alternative payment models, say leaders of the CMS Innovation Center.

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Who Will Succeed with New Payment Models? Part 2

At the end of the day, the delivery system has to become efficient.

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