The Impact of Nurse Practitioner Attribution in Medicare Shared Savings ACOs
Allowing nurse practitioners to serve as attribution-eligible providers for Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organizations leads to no change in hierarchical condition category risk scores and modest growth in attributed beneficiaries.
Exploring Patient Spending in an ACO-Sponsored Care Management Program: A Case Study
The authors’ multidisciplinary care management program shows promise, as the reduction in per-patient per-month spending was $116. However, these financial benefits took time to materialize.
Characteristics of Home-Based Care Provided by Accountable Care Organizations
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) deliver a diverse array of home-based services, but many of the services are not reimbursed. ACOs may not expand these programs without strong evidence of cost savings.
Use of Electronic Health Record Systems in Accountable Care Organizations
A recent survey found that more than 90% of accountable care organizations (ACOs) have multiple EHRs. This could present issues as ACOs adopt electronic quality measures.
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