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June 2016

Recent Stories

From AIS's Value-Based Care News - CMS intends to significantly broaden value-based payment offerings to primary care physicians through its new joint public-private Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) initiative, which could involve more than 20,000 physicians and 25 million Medicare, Medicaid and privately insured patients across 20 states. The program, which builds on CMS’s three-year-old Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative, will enable some advanced primary care practices to move 50% or more of payments from participating payers away from fee-for-service and into population-based pay models, says Patrick Conway, M.D., principal deputy administrator and chief medical officer for CMS. Read more

Commercial and Medicaid insurers and employers are starting to test bundled payment… Read more

In early March, CMS unveiled an ambitious two-phase proposal that would test… Read more

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

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May 26, 2016
Aetna, Texas Health Resources Launch Joint Venture Health Plan

Aetna is teaming up with Texas Health Resources to form a joint venture health plan.

May 25, 2016
ACOs Cost $1.6M on Average Annually, Survey Finds

The average cost of an ACO is $1.6 million per year, according to a survey from NAACOS.

May 10, 2016
Universal Reduces Number of MSSP ACOs

Universal American cut its MSSP accountable care organizations to 21, keeping 6 ACOs with 60,000 members in two-sided risk arrangements, and 15 with 159,000 members in one-sided.

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