Accountable Care

nurse with elderly patient at home
By Bernie Monegain 08:19 am July 07, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is poised to launch a new model of care designed to support greater quality of home-based care among Medicare beneficiaries.
digital data
By Bernie Monegain 10:56 am July 06, 2015
As promised last month, former ONC chief Farzad Mostashari, MD, and friends, launched on July 2, the Get My Health Data Campaign. The idea was to launch close to July 4 in order to declare the date as "Data Independence Day."
doctor handshake
By Bernie Monegain 09:43 am July 06, 2015
Health insurance giant Aetna will acquire rival insurer Humana in a $37 billion deal announced July 3. Aetna executives say the combined company will be positioned to better compete and to offer customers better value.
Thumbs down
By Bernie Monegain 10:45 am July 02, 2015
Health IT-enabled care coordination leaves much to be desired, according to a new survey of clinicians. The survey results were published online in the May/June issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.
Tech and money
By Erin McCann 10:56 am June 30, 2015
As healthcare providers shift away from fee-for-service toward value-based payment models, they're hitting some serious roadblocks -- one of them being that the majority of them lack sophisticated IT tools and analysis to support these new models.
Connected people
By Erin McCann 11:06 am June 29, 2015
In the newest payer-provider ACO partnership, UnitedHealthcare has teamed up with an eight-hospital health system to launch another accountable care organization, covering 12,300 individuals.
Doc holding ACA sign
By Kaiser Health News 11:11 am June 26, 2015
In its first five years, the Affordable Care Act has survived technical meltdowns, a presidential election, two Supreme Court challenges -- including one resolved Thursday -- and dozens of repeal efforts in Congress. But its long-term future still isn't ensured.
Supreme Court
By Mike Miliard 10:29 am June 25, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday voted 6-3 against the plaintiffs in the case of King v. Burwell. The ruling means more than 6 million residents in the 34 states with federal insurance exchanges can keep their tax subsidies for health coverage.
Telemedicine
By Kaiser Health News 02:22 pm June 24, 2015
Telemedicine can be "so easy." For Medicare patients, it’s also incredibly rare. Nearly 20 years after such videoconferencing technology has been available for health services, fewer than 1 percent of Medicare beneficiaries use it.
Handshake
By Mike Miliard 11:19 am June 24, 2015
With an eye toward the "irreversible transition" toward value-based care, EHR analytics firm Arcadia Healthcare Solutions has acquired Sage Technologies, which develops implementation tools and managed services for ACOs.

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