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December 2015

Recent Stories

From AIS's Value-Based Care News - Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) bundled payment model will roll out in April instead of January, and will include a slightly shorter list of mandatory participants coupled with a more gradual transition to downside risk, CMS said Nov. 12. Even with the changes, however, some observers warn that the program excludes accountable care organizations from provisions allowing providers to enter into financial arrangements to support participation. Read more

Final accountable care organization fraud and abuse waivers issued by CMS and… Read more

Medicare’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative, which got off to… Read more

With the pharmaceutical and device pipelines showing no signs of slowing, providers… Read more

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October 7, 2015
CMS Launches Dialysis Value-Based Care Program

CMS on Wednesday extended its value-based care initiative by introducing an accountable care program aimed at dialysis patients.

October 6, 2015
BCBSMA Inks Collaborative Care Deal With Major Hospitals

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts just signed an ‪accountable care‬ deal with three of the state's largest hospitals.

October 1, 2015
Cigna Inks Collaborative Deal With UCSF

Cigna is launching a collaborative care entity with UCSF, marking eight such partnerships for the insurer in the state.

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