Accountable Care Organizations

How to Succeed in the BPCI-A Program: Transforming Care Across the Continuum

A strategy-focused article about the importance of robust care coordination and management for successful participation in alternative advanced payment models. Includes information from a recent meeting of HFMA’s Value-Based Healthcare Innovation Council (VBHIC).

HFMA March 31, 2020

Number of Medicare ACOs stays flat, but risk-taking increases

The number of Medicare ACOs has stagnated, but many more are taking on financial risk.

Rich Daly January 13, 2020

‘We were completely wrong’: How Henry Ford Health System won a major direct contract

How one health system won a large direct contract as such arrangements become more widespread.

Rich Daly December 16, 2019

It’s time to acknowledge the success of CMS’s MSSP

Eye on Washington: The Medicare Shared Savings Program has achieved some noteworthy successes, and the program's continued ability to be successful will depend on physician leadership and involvement.

Ken Perez December 2, 2019

How one ACO leveraged universal truths of value-based contracting for success

A finance leader of successful East-coast accountable care organization describes the key factors that have enabled the ACO to thrive under value-based payment contracts.

Eric C. Reese, PhD November 18, 2019

3 components of shared risk executives need to know

Jennifer Carney, vice president, finance and analytics, for Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network (BILHPN), describes three basic components of shared-risk contracts.

HFMA October 31, 2019

Information imperatives for successful payer-provider collaboration

A roundtable of payer and provider leaders examines the importance of transparent communication, relationship-building and robust data sharing amid the transition to value-based care.

HFMA October 8, 2019

3 starter steps for health systems pursuing value-based contracts

A health system's ability to succeed under any of the new Medicare value-based payment programs will depend on how effectively it meets 3 strategic imperatives for effective performance in risk contracts.

Sheila H. Fusé October 2, 2019

Analysis: New solutions for funding SDOH service providers

A discussion of the benefits of the new independent practice association, which will provide funding and infrastructure to SDOH service providers to help those in need in the Capital Region of Albany, New York.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA August 14, 2019

Analysis: 6 strategies of successful ACOs revealed in OIG study

The six strategies used by successful accountable care organizations are discussed in a review of a study of successful ACOs, released by the Office of the Inspector General last week.

Chad Mulvany, FHFMA August 1, 2019
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