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April 2015

Recent Stories of Interest

From ACO Business News - As payers pledge to move half or more of health care payments into value-based arrangements within the next few years, they’re experimenting with a variety of different ways to get specialists — and the significant chunk of health care spending they control — on board. It may not be possible to move every specialist into a value-based payment arrangement, accountable care stakeholders agree. However, there are many conditions — oncology, cardiac disease, diabetes and joint replacement, for example — where specialists control the care and the spending. Read more

CMS will experiment with moving cancer care into a value-based system with… Read more

HHS wants to see 30% of fee-for-service Medicare payments transition to alternative… Read more

The partnership, announced on Sept. 17, 2014, encompasses Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Good… Read more

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March 17, 2015
UCSF Medical Center, John Muir Health Form ACO

UCSF Medical Center and John Muir Health on March 16 said they are forming an ACO. Although the two providers will remain independent, they are launching a new development company that will house a shared services organization. The two health systems also said they will apply for a restricted Knox-Keene license effective in the Greater Bay Area to allow the ACO to contract directly with health plans. UCSF Medical Center and John Muir Health also will coordinate their Epic electronic medical record systems and patient communication portals. http://tinyurl.com/kax22g4

March 10, 2015
CMS Adds Next-Generation ACO Model

CMS adds next-generation ACO model. http://tinyurl.com/otrjy6c

March 4, 2015
Humana, Integrated Health Network Ink ACO Deal

Humana announced an accountable care agreement with Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin. http://tinyurl.com/ncn4jne

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