Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

Aug 15, 2018
Beginning in January, Medicare will pay for certain care management home visits under the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model. Next Generation participants and preferred providers who have initiated a care treatment plan for aligned beneficiaries will be eligible to receive up to…
Aug 10, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Aug. 9 issued a rule proposing changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and provisions relating to Medicare payments to providers of services and suppliers participating in accountable care organizations (ACOs) under the MSSP. AHA…
Aug 9, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late today issued a proposed rule that would redesign the Medicare Shared Savings Program’s participation options by offering eligible accountable care organizations two tracks, which they would agree to participate in for at least five years.…
Jul 17, 2018
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today held the second in a series of hearings on how to reduce health care costs, which focused on preventing unnecessary spending and improving value.   Steven Safyer, M.D., president and CEO of Montefiore Health System in Bronx…
Jun 15, 2018
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission today issued its June report to Congress, which includes the panel’s recent recommendation to reduce emergency department evaluation and management services payment rates by 30% for off-campus stand-alone EDs located within six miles of an on-campus…
Mar 29, 2018
The Value Initiative AHA Members In Action: Illinois Rural Community Care Organization - Princeton, IL
The Illinois Rural Community Care Organization builds the structure necessary for rural providers to be successful ACOs. For more on The Value Initiative, click here.
Mar 16, 2018
Reps. Mike Kelly (R-PA), Ron Kind (D-WI), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) and Ami Bera (D-CA) yesterday launched the Health Care Innovation Caucus, which will work to advance a legislative agenda that encourages innovative policy ideas to improve quality of care and lower costs for consumers. They…
Mar 15, 2018
September 8, 2016 ACO Rural Investment Model (AIM) Central Minnesota ACO Investment Model - Presentation (PDF) Executive leaders described the goals and objectives of the Central Minnesota AIM.  
Mar 15, 2018
In January 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that 39 Shared Savings Program (SSP) Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) will participate in the ACO Investment Model (AIM).