Accountable care organizations have had varied success so far with diabetes and heart disease patients, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis of Medicare data.
Insurers may want to focus on palliative care for members participating in their accountable care organizations. Palliative care services provided to dying patients lower costs by reducing the use of ICUs, emergency departments and general hospital care, according to a Health Affairs blog post.
The Obama administration will step up efforts to push accountable care organizations (ACOs) this year, according to MedPageToday.
Proposed legislation would target how Medicare treats patients with chronic illnesses, which supporters of the bill say would create a more effective and efficient coordinated care process, according to Medscape.
Accountable care organizations yielded promising results in 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services claimed in a statement released Thursday.
Several former Medicare administrators have proposed a compromise on the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for Medicare payments. Their plan calls for a five-year suspension of the SGR rather than lawmakers permanently repealing it, according to MedPageToday.
As federal funds supporting health information exchanges dry up, 83 percent of the nation's public HIEs are stalling, according to a new report from Black Book.
A study to evaluate whether accountable care organizations (ACOs) are prepared to maximize the value of medications to achieve quality benchmarks and cost offsets found high readiness in some areas,...
Accountable care organizations are already having major effects on hospital inpatient use, according to a new study published in Health Affairs.
Technology that helps healthcare providers provide care more efficiently will be among the factors containing the cost of healthcare in the United States, according to an article from The...