Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management, ICD-10, Claims Reimbursement, Medicare, Medicaid

Accountable Care Organizations

HHS Announces $840M initiative to Lower Costs and Improve Care

by Ryan Mcaskill

The Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative aims to rethink and redesign health practices on multiple levels. Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a new initiative that will fund successful applicants who work directly...

UnitedHealthcare Sees Positive Impact of Accountable Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Accountable care and other quality investments have produced significant improvements in complication rates and hospital admissions, the payer said last week. UnitedHealthcare’s investments in accountable care organizations and pay-for-performance...

Fraud and Abuse Waivers for ACOs Rule Extended by CMS

by Ryan Mcaskill

This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) extended the effectiveness of an interim final rule related to waivers from fraud and abuse...

Investment Initiative Targets Accountable Care Organizations

by Ryan Mcaskill

This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the availability of a new initiative for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that are participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The goal is to create better...

Value-Based, Accountable Care Is Here to Stay for Cigna

by Elizabeth Snell

The healthcare world is continuously evolving, with healthcare payers and providers working to find the best way to give patients high-quality, affordable care. Accountable care organizations (ACOs) leverage care and work to improve patient outcomes...

ACO Update: Accountable Care Partnerships in September

by Elizabeth Snell

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are designed to reduce costs while leveraging care coordination and improving patient outcomes. Moreover, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently showed that ACOs qualified for $445...

ACO payment reform proposed in new legislation

by Elizabeth Snell

Two state representatives introduced legislation earlier this month in an effort to further advance the progress of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Representatives Diane Black (R-TN) and Peter Welch (D-VT) explained in a joint statement...

Medicare ACOs improve care, save $372M in healthcare costs

by Elizabeth Snell

Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) improved patient care and generated over $372 million in total program savings, according to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and...


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