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January 26, 2016 | Susan Morse

A longstanding barrier to improving quality and reducing costs of care for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees has been a lack of alignment and cohesiveness between the two programs, including misaligned incentives for payers and providers, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


January 12, 2016 | Susan Morse

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Monday announced the 21 health systems that are participating in the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization model, some having defected from the controversial Pioneer ACO program.


January 12, 2016 | Susan Morse

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center was surprisingly not among the list of 21 health systems joining the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization model released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Monday.


November 17, 2015 | Susan Morse

The goal is to increase the approximately 59 percent of Humana individual Medicare Advantage members who have primary care physicians participating in value-based relationships, to 75 percent by the end of 2017.


November 6, 2015 | Susan Morse

The Massachusetts hospitals follow the exit of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire last month.


October 28, 2015 | Susan Morse

Aetna has signed accountable care organization agreements with systems affiliated with Trinity Health, the benefits company announced Tuesday.


October 21, 2015 | Kaiser Health News

A key strategy for Medicare is encouraging doctors, hospitals and other health care providers to form accountable care organizations (ACOs) to coordinate beneficiaries' care and provide services more efficiently.


October 20, 2015 | Susan Morse

CMS has approved Dartmouth-Hitchcock's application for Next Generation and will receive its dollar target this fall. That will determine whether they sign the contract.


September 8, 2015 | Henry Powderly

Although many organizations participating in the Medicare Shared Savings and the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization programs failed to generate savings in 2014, Navigant Healthcare consultant Paul Keckley thinks the programs are here to stay despite several flaws.


August 28, 2015 | Henry Powderly

While many accountable care organizations in Medicare's Shared Savings Program generated enough savings in 2014 to merit financial incentives, more than two-thirds fell below the payment threshold, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said on Tuesday.


August 28, 2015 | Susan Morse

Nine ACOs that partner with CHS generated $27 million in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.


August 28, 2015 | Henry Powderly

Two Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations, Montefiore Health and the Banner Health Network, on Tuesday touted their success in generating savings for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ACO model. Though other organizations in the group found little reason to celebrate.


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