September 2021

Increasing Medicare Annual Wellness Visits in Accountable Care Organizations

September 15, 2021

The American Journal of Accountable Care

Through innovations increasing the ease of scheduling and the efficiency of conducting annual wellness visits (AWVs), a large Medicare accountable care organization has been able to increase AWV rates among eligible beneficiaries.

Coordination Without Consolidation? Options for ACOs

September 14, 2021

The American Journal of Accountable Care

Findings published in this issue add to the growing literature showing that multiple types of accountable care organizations (ACOs) can be successful, whether they are confederations of smaller, independent primary care practices or larger, integrated systems.

More Than “Beating the Benchmark”: 5 Medicare ACOs, 2015-2019

September 14, 2021

The American Journal of Accountable Care

This retrospective cohort study compared the results of 5 Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organizations (ACOs) vs both ACO benchmarks and regional comparators over 4 years.

PCORI’s Expanded Mandate Creates New Opportunities for Value Assessment Research

July 29, 2021

The American Journal of Accountable Care

The recent reauthorization of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) comes with an expanded mandate to study the economic impacts of treatments presenting new opportunities for the value assessment research community.