David B. Muhlestein, PhD, JD


Prospective or Retrospective ACO Attribution Matters for Seriously Ill Patients

December 08, 2020

This study compared beneficiary characteristics and Medicare per capita expenditures among seriously ill Medicare accountable care organization (ACO) populations defined using prospective and retrospective claims-based attribution methods.

ACO Quality Over Time: The MSSP Experience and Opportunities for System-Wide Improvement

February 14, 2018

From 2013 to 2016, Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organizations (ACOs) improved quality. Continued infrastructure development funding, better relationships with postacute care facilities, and shared learnings among diverse ACOs would maximize quality improvement.