ACO

Is the success of physician-led ACOs sustainable?Team-based care led by doctors are outperforming the competition, but for how long?
Mostashari's biggest Meaningful Use regret and health IT's futureAledade’s Farzad Mostashari answers Medical Economics readers’ questions on various struggles facing physicians regarding health IT.
Physicians must harness their power to ensure independence
Physicians must harness their power to ensure independenceFarzad Mostashari, MD, recently sat down with Medical Economics to weigh in on topics ranging from how his former employer can truly make value-based care attainable for solo and small practices as well as the true fate of private medicine.
Top 5 skills for an ACO liaisonAs ACOs continue to grow in the healthcare sector, it is imperative that a liaison is in place to act as an intermediary between ACO members and patients to help achieve desired outcomes.
The evolution of insuring small to mid size employersThe impacts of the ever-changing health care marketplace and how employers, brokers and carriers have adapted
CMS heeds concerns, allows ACOs to join CPC+
CMS heeds concerns, allows ACOs to join CPC+New strides toward better care and spending can stir up plenty of blowback along the way, but CMS has shown a willingness to listen and adjust, this time by allowing ACOs to jump aboard the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) train – an initiative with the potential to impact up to 5,000 practices, 20,000 providers and 25 million patients.
Independent doctors find success with physician-led ACOsThere are over 600 accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the United States—and half of them are physician-led.
CEO of ACO shares how it saved nearly $12 million in year 1In 2013, its first year taking part in CMS’ Shared Savings Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Program, Rio Grande Valley Health Providers saved nearly $12 million. Here, the CEO and CMO discusses the keys to success.
Survey reveals 3 value-based payment trends to watchThe transition to value-based payment has accelerated rapidly over the past two years, and payers and providers predict even more dramatic changes.
Lessons learned from MSSP ACOs: What execs should knowResearchers from Leavitt Partners are using a combination of public and proprietary data to report on some early findings about ACOs.