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

ACO Payment Structure

CMS Reopens Next Generation ACO Application Request Portal

March 6, 2017 - Providers interested in joining the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model in 2018 can now access the Request for Applications and Letter of Intent on the program’s portal, according to a recent CMS announcement. The federal agency stated in December 2016 that it would reopen the 2018 Next Generation ACO model application process to allow more eligible clinicians to...

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FFS, Risk-Based Medicaid ACO Programs Similarly Reduce Costs

by Jacqueline Belliveau

In a comparison of two state Medicaid Accountable Care Organization (ACO) programs, researchers in a JAMA Internal Medicine study found that Oregon’s global capitation ACO model produced similar healthcare savings and care quality improvements...

Benefits of Forming an Accountable Care Organization

by Ryan Mcaskill

Executives of a newly formed ACO discuss the decision to form, the reasons behind it and the benefits to come from it. At the start of 2015, a three year partnership went into effect between Health Net California and John Muir Health. The organizations...

Examining Private Payer ACO Contracts

by Ryan Mcaskill

A new study asked providers to discuss their risks and rewards experienced with private payer ACO contracts. Recently, the American Journal of Managed Care released a report that examined the ACO model that is currently be used by private insurers...


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