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July 2015

Recent Stories of Interest

From AIS's Value-Based Care News - Accountable care organizations participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program got one thing they wanted in the final version of CMS’s rules for the next iteration of the program: They can stay in MSSP for an additional three-year contract term without having to share risk. Track 1 ACOs — those that are sharing savings with CMS but not accepting any downside risk — also received some concessions from the proposed rule (VBC 1/15, p. 1) on how their new benchmarks are calculated that should make it easier for them to receive payouts during their second three years in the MSSP program. Read more

When it comes to shared-savings arrangements, responsibility for drug costs can vary.… Read more

The Medicare Pioneer accountable care organization program has saved some $300 per… Read more

Accountable care organizations increasingly are pairing with insurers to offer ACO-based insurance… Read more

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July 1, 2015
New Jersey Selects Three Medicaid ACOs

The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced the state's first three Medicaid accountable care organizations. http://tinyurl.com/qb52k8p

June 18, 2015
CMS: Value-Based Demo Saved $25M

CMS said it will pay $11.7 million to nine medical groups in the Independence at Home demo that saved $25 million in its first year. http://tinyurl.com/o4pezw9

June 10, 2015
ACS: Michigan Blues' MTQIP Program Reduced Trauma Complications

The American College of Surgeons says Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's MTQIP quality program helped reduce trauma complications. http://tinyurl.com/q8pvspf

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