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July 2014

Recent Stories of Interest

From ACO Business News - Aerospace giant Boeing Co. has contracted directly with two provider organizations in Washington state’s Puget Sound region to offer accountable care arrangements on its private exchange as part of its self-insured employee benefits plan. The shared savings-based contracts, with UW Medicine Accountable Care Network and Providence-Swedish Health Alliance, may represent the first in the nation where a large employer has bypassed health insurers to purchase an ACO directly from the provider source. “This is strong evidence of the ability of very large employers to bypass traditional payers,” Leavitt Partners LLC Director of Research David Muhlestein tells ABN. Read more

CMS wants both to increase the number of Medicare accountable care organizations… Read more

Insurer Universal American Corp., which has partnered with 34 Medicare Shared Savings… Read more

Web-based patient portals offer significant opportunities for accountable care organizations to streamline… Read more

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July 21, 2014
EHNAC Launches ACO Accreditation Program

EHNAC launches ACO accreditation program. http://tinyurl.com/nrkn5w8

July 17, 2014
Humana deal with Tenet includes ACO

Humana deal with Tenet includes ACO. http://tinyurl.com/qjtxqhl

July 7, 2014
CMS Tweaks 2015 MSSP Rules

CMS tweaks 2015 MSSP rules. http://tinyurl.com/l6wp37k.

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