CMS’s goal: All Medicare, most Medicaid recipients in an affordable care plan by 2030
Nov 01, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed a radical, 10-year overhaul to its care delivery programs that could have a major impact on the long-term care sector.
ACOs may be missing the mark with seniors who need complex care
Jul 15, 2019
Newer strategies to address high costs and gaps in care may be leaving out vulnerable seniors with complex care needs, a new study has revealed.
Why SNFs better start talking with the hospital down the street, or risk getting left in the dust
Jan 22, 2019
I’ll admit that accountable care organizations are not my favorite topic in the world.
Providers struggling with new ACO decisions, deadlines
Jan 18, 2019
Providers groups are pushing back against the federal government, as the initial deadline looms for deciding whether to take part in Medicare’s most popular accountable care organization.
Proving that the ACA challenge can be met
Dec 07, 2015
If there’s one question sure to put a provider on edge these days, it’s this: How do I transition my facility into the world of accountable care organizations? For those who want to see how...
New ACO proposals could leave long-term care providers smiling
James M. Berklan
Dec 03, 2014
If nothing else, federal health officials displayed Monday that they are intent on getting this accountable care organization (ACO) thing right. Or at least closer to “right” than it has been.
Also in the news for Nov. 5, 2014 . . .
Nov 05, 2014
Supreme Court hears arguments over whether Omnicare misled investors … Hospice medical director faces up to 20 years in prison for improper patient certifications … Lack of interoperability...
For long-term operators, a growing list of ‘frenemies’
Oct 06, 2014
Most of us are all too aware of our professional friends and enemies. But not so much when it comes to our “frenemies.” Given the many changes taking place in healthcare today, the frenemy...
Latest ACO dropout blames issues with payment system
Oct 01, 2014
A California healthcare system recently became the latest dropout from the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program, citing the fact that payments are not adjusted by region. Sharp HealthCare announced...
No ACOs have reliable interoperability with external organizations, survey finds
Sep 25, 2014
A widespread lack of interoperable technology threatens the Accountable Care Organization model, according to recently released survey results.