Accountable Care


Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have been laying the groundwork for the requirements for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which will give physicians participating in ACOs an advantage during the implementation of the new Medicare payment system, said Katherine Schneider, MD, president of the Delaware Valley ACO.
Despite progress, tying healthcare payments to value has proved easier in theory than in practice, according to speakers at this fall’s meeting of the ACO & Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition. Experts convened October 20-21, 2016, by The American Journal of Managed Care looked ahead at the challenges the next president will face with the future of the Affordable Care Act.
Panel members discuss the level of physician awareness regarding changes that will follow the implementation of CMS’ recently released Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).
To create flexibility during the transition to the payment system under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), CMS has created something called “pick your pace,” explained Kate Goodrich, MD, director of the Quality Measurement and Value-Based Incentives Group in CMS.
In the keynote speech at the ACO & Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition, Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, started out by providing a broad picture of Medicare reform before narrowing it down to what is happening on the ground.


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