The American Journal of Accountable Care > March 2015

The American Journal of Accountable Care - March 2015

March 18, 2015 – David Introcaso, PhD
Recommendations on the best improvements CMS can make in the near term through the current rule-making process in establishing, updating, and resetting ACO financial benchmarks.
March 18, 2015 – Hymin Zucker, MD; and Amy Holm, MHA
The time is now for primary care physicians to take a proactive approach in ensuring safety as a means of attaining accountability.
March 18, 2015 – Travis Broome, MPH, MBA
Public comments on the first ever update to the Medicare Shared Savings Program are in. Conceptually, there is an astounding level of consensus, but it is the details that can make or break an ACO.
March 18, 2015 – David M. Kern, MS; Stephanie DeVore, MSPH; Jennifer Kim, PharmD; Ozgur Tunceli, PhD; Bingcao Wu, MS; and Boaz Hirshberg, MD
Targeting glucose control and managing cardiovascular (CV) risk factors may prevent future CV events, and have positive downstream impact by reducing costs to healthcare stakeholders.
March 18, 2015 – Elizabeth Q. Cliff, MS; and A. Mark Fendrick, MD
March 18, 2015 – Leah Binder, MA, MGA
Keeping afloat by understanding the Affordable Care Act, managed care, consumerism, and transparency from the perspective of purchasers, providers, and consumers.
March 18, 2015 – Larry R. Hearld, PhD; Jeffrey A. Alexander, PhD; Laura Wolf, MSW; and Yunfeng Shi, PhD
The authors investigated multi-sectoral healthcare alliance responses to the ACA and whether these responses differed between states supportive and unsupportive of health reform.
March 18, 2015 – Lane Koenig, PhD; Julia Doherty, MHSA; Richard C. Mather III, MD, MBA; Jennifer Nguyen, BA; and Sheila Sankaran, MA
Providers' perspectives point to key considerations for policy makers as they seek to broaden participation in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Initiative.
March 18, 2015 – Sylvia Brandt, PhD; Ning Ding, MS; and Brenton Dickinson, MS
The rates of potentially preventable readmissions vary across measurement methodologies which explains inconsistencies in previous studies. Results suggest measurement of readmissions incentivizes inefficient behavior.
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