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May 2016

Recent Stories

From AIS's Value-Based Care News - In early March, CMS unveiled an ambitious two-phase proposal that would test a variety of alternative payment models for Medicare Part B with an eye on “spending our dollars more wisely…while preserving or enhancing the quality of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries.” The agency noted that last year Medicare paid $22 billion for these professionally administered drugs — a doubling of the $11 billion it spent in 2007. And while some industry groups praised the effort to help reduce Medicare spending, many others slammed the proposal, maintaining that CMS’s broad approach was not the best route to go about this. Read more

Universal American Corp. is betting heavily on Medicare accountable care organizations, and… Read more

Large employers contracting directly with providers are finding that stellar employee experiences… Read more

Since its inception in 2010, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New… Read more

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April 26, 2016
Number of ACOs Increases 13% Nationally

A new study from Health Affairs found a significant increase in the number of ACOs being offered across the country, with a national uptick of nearly 13% last year.

April 25, 2016
McKesson, Ariz. Blues Team in National Value-Based Service Organization

McKesson is partnering with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona in a national value-based service organization joint venture.

April 20, 2016
Anthem, Aurora Health Launch Insurance Venture

Anthem and Wisconsin hospital system Aurora Health are teaming up in a new insurance venture.

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