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Category Archives: Accountable Care Organizations (ACO)

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Medicare value-based payment system

Posted in Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), American Medical Association, Health and Human Services (HHS)

HHS sets percentage targets for a Medicare value-based payment system — emphasis on ACOs/bundled payments/integrated care – HHS calls for coordinated design across all payment sectors. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced last week that HHS will expand upon current efforts in transforming Medicare’s fee-for-service (FFS) payment system from one that… Continue Reading

Medicare Shared Savings Program Update – Iowa

Posted in Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-CMS, Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP)

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE MEDICARE SHARED SAVINGS PROGRAM (MSSP) – COMMENTS DUE BY FEBRUARY 6 – SHARED SAVINGS BY IOWA ACOS On December 1, 2014, CMS released a rule proposing several significant changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and calling for input on options under consideration to encourage greater participation in two-sided risk sharing… Continue Reading

Accountable Care Organizations

Posted in Accountable Care Organizations (ACO)

I recently attended a CLE entitled “Accountable Care Organizations: Physician Perspective,” presented by the American Bar Association, Health Law Section, which was presented by David W. Hilgers and Amy K. Fehn.  As a result of the Affordable Care Act mandating that the Medicare Share Savings Program be implemented, many have moved to Accountable Care Organizations… Continue Reading