Accountable Care Organizations

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Employers understand what accountable care organizations are, but they need a better understanding of how they deliver value better than the market, explained Brian Marcotte, president and CEO of the National Business Group on Health
According to Zirui Song, MD, PhD, resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, medical education now includes the topics of healthcare quality, accountable care organizations, and other relevant topics in the new world of value-based care. He hopes that educators can motivate future physicians to collaborate towards practicing medicine with a unified, collective vision.
Patients discharged from hospitals may not be fully equipped with the information they need to select a high-quality skilled nursing facility (SNF), according to a new study.
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Many accountable care organizations participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program focus on disease control and medication use, but a new study published in JAMA Cardiology has found that the programs have not made any meaningful changes in medication use or adherence.
ARCHER 1050, the first phase 3 head-to-head study of epithelial growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibition, has produced results that demonstrate statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement with dacomitinib compared with gefitinib (Iressa) as first-line therapy for non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with EGFR-activating mutations.
For the seventh year, The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®) will publish its annual special issue on health information technology (health IT), one of the best-read issues of the year. Submissions for the issue, which will be published this winter, will be accepted through August 2017.
Public and private payment reforms such as accountable care organization contracts have shown some initial evidence of changes in physician behavior, but their full promise remains to be seen, according to Zirui Song, MD, PhD, resident at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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