National Association of ACOs Fall 2018

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) will be able to share best practices and lessons learned at the 2018 fall conference of the National Association of ACOs. The conference, held October 3-5 in Washington, DC, provides the opportunity to network with more than 600 stakeholders from ACOs. Check back here for coverage when the meeting starts.
March 01, 2019
There has always been interest in bundled payments, and now the industry is moving toward implementing more, explained Scott Hewitt, vice president, payment strategy and innovation, UnitedHealthcare.
February 25, 2019
There is a lot involved if an accountable care organization (ACO) decides to switch from Medicare Shared Savings (MSSP) to Medicare Advantage, but Medicare Advantage offers more benefit design flexibility, explained Kim Kauffman, MPH, vice president of value-based care at Summit Medical Group.
February 17, 2019
Not only are there more dollars being place in value-based contracts, but the healthcare community is starting to see the benefits of these programs, explained Scott Hewitt, vice president, payment strategy and innovation, UnitedHealthcare.
February 13, 2019
The Institute for Accountable Care has a massive database to understand which accountable care organizations (ACOs) are successful and why, as well as how best to implement accountable care programs, explained Rob Mechanic, MBA, senior fellow at the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and executive director of the Institute for Accountable Care.
February 08, 2019
As CMS prepares to implement its new Pathways to Success program (formerly Medicare Shared Savings Program) for accountable care organizations (ACOs), some ACOs may consider Medicare Advantage a more beneficial arrangement, explained Kim Kauffman, MPH, vice president of value-based care at Summit Medical Group.
February 07, 2019
While not every doctor is successful in value-based contracts, there is a shift in the right direction to more value-based care, explained Scott Hewitt, vice president, payment strategy and innovation, UnitedHealthcare.
February 06, 2019
Compared with other payment models, like bundled payments or the Comprehensive Primary Care Program, accountable care organizations (ACOs) have done a better job of saving money, said Rob Mechanic, MBA, senior fellow at the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and executive director of the Institute for Accountable Care.
January 29, 2019
Medicare Advantage (MA) provides accountable care organizations (ACOs) with benefits that aren’t available in Medicare’s ACO program, explained Kim Kauffman, MPH, vice president of value-based care at Summit Medical Group.
January 27, 2019
There has been great engagement in accountable care organizations (ACOs) because ACOs offer a level of coordinated care that patients are looking for, explained Scott Hewitt, vice president, payment strategy and innovation, UnitedHealthcare.
January 23, 2019
The way accountable care organizations are set up makes them a perfect system of care for high-need, high-cost patients who might otherwise fall through the cracks of traditional delivery models, said Rob Mechanic, MBA, senior fellow at the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and executive director of the Institute for Accountable Care.
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