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.
November 25, 2018
The proposed changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program may put a damper on the accountable care organization (ACO) movement, but ACOs remain the government’s best option for controlling healthcare costs, said Stephen Nuckolls, CEO of Coastal Carolina Quality Care.
November 24, 2018
There are some proposed changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) that may be favorably or not depending on the accountable care organization (ACO) and its situation, said Allison Brennan, MPP, senior vice president of government affairs for the National Association of ACOs.
November 23, 2018
The way Washington, DC, works will make it difficult to enact any meaningful change that will cause a difference in how much patients pay for prescription drugs, said Joe Antos, PhD, the Wilson H. Taylor Resident Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy at the American Enterprise Institute.
November 17, 2018
There remain issues with benchmarking, attribution, and risk adjustment that CMS needs to address with accountable care organizations (ACOs), said Rob Fields, MD, assistant profession, family medicine and community health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and senior vice president, chief medical officer, population health at Mount Sinai Health System.
November 11, 2018
The shorter timeline to risk and the reduction of shared savings rates are among the 2 greatest challenges accountable care organizations (ACOs) will face as part of the proposed changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), said Allison Brennan, MPP, senior vice president of government affairs for the National Association of ACOs.
November 10, 2018
While the proposed changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) won’t mean a large number of changes to Coastal Carolina Quality Care, the accountable care organization will have to make some changes to respond to the new Enhanced track, said Stephen Nuckolls, CEO of Coastal Carolina Quality Care.
November 07, 2018
The proposed changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program could prevent the program from driving broad change to value-based care across the country, according to Katherine Schneider, MD, MPhil, FAAFP, president and CEO of Delaware Valley ACO.
November 03, 2018
One of the big issues that policy makers need to pay more attention to is how to reform Medicare, which has about 10 years remaining until the baby boomers aging into the program now start to see increased medical costs and needs, said Joe Antos, PhD, the Wilson H. Taylor Resident Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy at the American Enterprise Institute.
October 31, 2018
There are different ways to measure how Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) accountable care organizations (ACOs) have saved money, and the way used can drastically affect the amount of savings reported, explained Clif Gaus, ScD, president and CEO of the National Association of ACOs.
October 30, 2018
Systems, groups, and practices that haven’t yet joined the accountable care organization (ACO) movement will find it harder to do so if the proposed changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) take effect, said Rob Fields, MD, assistant profession, family medicine and community health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and senior vice president, chief medical officer, population health at Mount Sinai Health System.
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