Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Maryland ACOs Find Data Integrity Key to Progress

October 21, 2014     David Raths
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MedChi Network Services (MNS), a subsidiary of the Maryland Medical Society, operates three Medicare Shared Savings Program Advance Payment ACOs, and has learned some lessons about the importance of data integrity to the overall mission of ACOs

Striving Forward, Atrius Health Focuses on ACO-Driven Learning

October 20, 2014     Mark Hagland
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At Atrius Health, a non-profit alliance of six community-based medical groups in Massachusetts, mastering the ins and outs of the Pioneer ACO Program is part of a long-term strategic plan

Medical Device Industry Needs to Prepare for Disruptive Changes: Report

October 20, 2014     John DeGaspari
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A report released by A.T. Kearney says that disruptive changes taking place in healthcare will change the competitive landscape of the medical device industry, and that device manufacturers will need to look at new segments and end-to-end solutions that are...

Aetna’s Dr. Kennedy Opens the Health Plan ACO-Strategy Kimono

October 14, 2014     Mark Hagland
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What does it mean when a prominent health insurer picks sole integrated health systems to partner with in individual healthcare markets? And will such single-health-plan-single-health-system partnering become a trend?

In Washington, Aetna’s Kennedy Offers One Vision of an Accountable Care Future

October 12, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Charles Kennedy, M.D., CEO of Aetna Accountable Care Solutions, offers his vision of private insurer-sponsored accountable care at the Health IT Summit in Washington, D.C.

Pioneer ACO Results: A Big Numbers Salad Right Now

October 10, 2014     Mark Hagland
blog
What do the first- and second-year Pioneer ACO Program results just published by CMS really mean?

Washington, DC Panel Members Agree: It’s Early In the ACO Journey

October 9, 2014     Mark Hagland
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As healthcare leaders struggle forward to create accountable care organization structures and processes, industry experts reflect on what’s been learned so far—and what still needs to e learned

DC Panel Consensus: In the End, Data Analytics Comes Back to Patients, Communities

October 7, 2014     Mark Hagland
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A panel of industry leaders meeting in Washington, D.C. agrees on the importance of leveraging insights and achievements in data analytics to improve care management and population health management

Aetna Launches ACO in Northern California

October 6, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Aetna, Hill Physicians Medical Group, Dignity Health Medical Foundation and Dignity Health have launched an accountable care organization (ACO) that will provide coordinated care for the health insurer’s members.

EDITOR'S NOTES: Of Easter Island, Australian Forests, and ACOs

September 30, 2014     Mark Hagland
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What happens when societies fail to heed warning signs? Jared Diamond's brilliant "Collapse" provides food for thought

Evolution and Revolution: What Medical Group Leaders Are Learning through their Federal ACO Participation

September 29, 2014     Mark Hagland
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Will the current period have been a turning point for medical groups participating in the two federal ACO programs? Medical group leaders share their perspectives

Washington Debrief: More Cyber Attacks Forthcoming, Warns OCR

September 29, 2014     Jeff Smith, Vice President of Public Policy at CHIME
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A joint summit held by the HHS OCR and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) revealed that federal officials believe cyber attacks in the healthcare sector will rise in the coming year. Officials pointed to the need for covered entities to...
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