Accountable Care Organizations

Risk contracting: Outlook and success factors for hospitals and health systems

An December 2020 HFMA survey, sponsored by GHX, found high levels of optimism, overall regarding the future of value-based payment.

Eric C. Reese, PhD March 30, 2021

June 10-14: See what events are coming in healthcare

Highlights include an HFMA webinar on improving collections and reducing bad debt, conference calls by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and a Senate hearing on vertical consolidation in the healthcare industry.

Rich Daly January 22, 2021

June 17-21: See what events are coming in healthcare

Stay ahead of healthcare news and developments with this listing of hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of June 17.

Rich Daly January 22, 2021

Medicare shifts payments toward primary care physicians in PFS final rule

The final rule for CY21 Medicare physician payment will boost evaluation and management service payments while cutting rates for services provided by many specialty physicians.

Rich Daly December 3, 2020

Lessons learned from the transition from volume to value

To effectively transition to value, ACO must fully grasp the success factors that will determine future success under value-based payment, including success with downside risk. A research study examined key organizational, financial, market and other characteristics that support the decision to take on risk.

Bonnie B. Blanchfield, CPA, ScD November 25, 2020

Hospitals and health systems remain optimistic, overall, about APMs

An August HFMA survey, sponsored by GHX, found that, overall, hospitals and health systems are optimistic about seeing improvements in coordination and collaboration with partners in risk-based payment models over the next five years. The findings suggest organizations are moving ahead unabated in their value-based payment strategies.

Eric C. Reese, PhD November 24, 2020

Changes coming to bundled payments and Direct Contracting, CMMI chief says

Coming changes will affect both Medicare bundled payment programs and the looming Direct Contracting program, said the director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

Rich Daly October 19, 2020

Where are Medicare value-based payment models headed after COVID-19?

The pandemic-driven changes in policies, payment and patient attitudes could change participation in and provider approaches to value-based payment models, say advisers.

Rich Daly June 10, 2020

New rule aims to sustain Medicare ACOs in wake of COVID-19

A new Medicare rule aims to ease the financial challenges COVID-19 has created for accountable care organizations.

Rich Daly May 26, 2020

CMS’s second COVID-19 interim final rule further relaxes Medicare regulations

HFMA's Chad Mulvany provides details on key provisions of CMS's second COVID-19 interim final rule.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA May 5, 2020
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