Value Based Care

Effective Care Management by Next Generation Accountable Care Organizations

July 14, 2020


A complex care management program implemented at 5 Next Generation accountable care organizations reduced all-cause inpatient admissions and total medical expenditures for participating beneficiaries.

Accountable Care Organizations and Patient-Centered Medical Homes: Health Expenditures and Health Services

July 02, 2020


This study compares health care costs and health services utilization patterns of patients receiving care in accountable care organization (ACO), patient-centered medical home (PCMH), hybrid (ACO + PCMH), and standard (neither ACO/PCMH) facilities.

How Can Data Sharing Evolve Population Health Management?

June 25, 2020


During the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations Virtual 2020 Spring Conference, panelists discussed how data sharing can be implemented in health care systems and spur the evolution of population health management.

AJMC® in the Press, May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020


Coverage of our peer-reviewed research and news reporting in the health care and mainstream press.

AJMC® in the Press, May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020


Coverage of our peer-reviewed research and news reporting in the health care and mainstream press.

Accountable Care Organizations Are Increasingly Led by Physician Groups Rather Than Hospital Systems

May 14, 2020


Since 2015, the majority of new accountable care organizations (ACOs) have been led by physician groups rather than hospital systems. This shift requires policies that address the characteristic strengths and weaknesses of physician-led ACOs.

This Week in Managed Care: April 17, 2020

April 17, 2020


This week, the top managed care news included a report that accountable care organizations may drop out of the Medicare Shared Savings Program; states and healthcare plans address unemployment brought on by COVID-19; a sneak peek of the virtual 2020 Community Oncology Conference.

One Size Will Not Fit All: Factors That Drive Strategy in Accountable Care Organizations

April 06, 2020


Differences in patients’ clinical and social complexity and accountable care organization (ACO) network configuration highlight why specific strategies may have variable effectiveness in different types of ACOs.

Leveraging Health Information Technology for ACO Success

April 03, 2020


Investments in technology infrastructure are necessary for accountable care organization (ACO) success. When the proper tools are in place, improvements in care delivery and cost savings are achievable.