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Transitioning to Organized Systems of Care

Health / Research January 20, 2015

The results from the first two years of Medicare’s ACO programs are in, and those results show a mix of modest successes and significant challenges.

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Transitioning to Organized Systems of Care: Medical Homes, Payment Bundles, and the Role of Fee-for-Service

Health / Research January 20, 2015

In today’s health care system, fee-for-service remains the dominant payment model for both public and private payers.

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New Proposed ACO Rule Delays Risk, Seeks to Provide Clarity

Marisa Salemme / Blog December 19, 2014

On December 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to improve and clarify existing regulations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

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Navigating Health Care Coordination and Industry Consolidation

Brian Collins, Loren Adler / Blog June 21, 2013

While greater financial and clinical integration of providers can bring about higher quality care at a lower overall cost, increasing provider consolidation does pose certain risks.

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Medicare Networks: ACOs “on Steroids”

Brian Collins, Loren Adler / Blog June 13, 2013

Medicare, historically a forerunner in establishing payment policies for the entire health system, can—and should—lead the way to develop a stronger health care delivery system.

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A Fix for the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate Formula

G. William Hoagland, Katherine Hayes / Blog May 31, 2013

Reforming the sustainable growth rate formula presents a critical opportunity for Congress to enact comprehensive Medicare reimbursement reforms that prioritize quality and value.

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