Tag Archives: ACO

Firm Client Tops Nation in Medicare Savings

Broad and Cassel client, Palm Beach Accountable Care Organization, tops the nation in Medicare savings, as detailed in the article below from the Palm Beach Post:  A doctor group based in Palm Beach County leads the country in saving taxpayers … Continue reading

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The Evolving Role of Pharmacists in the Transformation to Payment for Quality and Cost-Effectiveness and the Attendant Legal Hurdles

By: Paul DeMuro, Ph.D., J.D., M.B.A., CPA, and Yesenia Prados, Pharm.D The traditional role of pharmacists When one thinks of pharmacists, one typically thinks of the individual in the retail pharmacy who fills his or her prescription that was “written” … Continue reading

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Do Not Expect the Pace of Change to Slow in 2016

By: Stephen Siegel This year  has been a challenging one for healthcare providers. Just to recall, a few of the challenges in 2015 were: the final implementation of ICD-10; two multi-million dollar Civil False Claims settlements involving physician-hospital relationships in … Continue reading

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The Next Generation ACO Model – CMS’s Most Crucial Experiment Yet?

By: Fred Segal After its first two “performance years,” the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), established by the Affordable Care Act, and launched in 2012 by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, has … Continue reading

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Medicare Announces New ACO Initiative: The Next Generation ACO Model

By: Fred Segal On March 10, 2015, CMS announced that it will offer a new ACO Model in the near future:  The Next Generation (Next Generation) ACO Model.  The Next Generation Model will be separate and apart from the Pioneer … Continue reading

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89 ACOs will join Medicare Shared Savings Program in January

The following information was recently published by Modern Healthcare. One of Medicare’s largest attempts to overhaul how hospitals and doctors are paid will expand in January even as federal officials acknowledge the need to modify the program to sustain the … Continue reading

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CMS Unveils New ACO Investment Model to Support Healthcare Coordination

By: McKenzie Livingston The Centers for Medicare & Medical Services (CMS) encourages healthcare providers to participate in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) through the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), which creates financial incentives for ACOs that lower growth in health care … Continue reading

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Accountable Care Organizations Struggling with Health Information Technology Interoperability

By: McKenzie Livingston A recent survey by Premier, Inc. and the eHealth Initiative shows that while most Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) report having core health information technology (HIT) in place, a lack of interoperability across systems and providers is still … Continue reading

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NEW CMS ACO Program Announced

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced the availability of a new initiative for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. The announcement can be accessed at http://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/ACO-Investment-Model/. Links to additional information are … Continue reading

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Broad and Cassel to Host Fourth Annual Health Forum in September

Executives from The Advisory Board Company, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, Florida Blue and Memorial Healthcare System will join our attorneys on September 12 for Broad and Cassel’s fourth annual Health Forum – “Health Care Delivery System Transformation: From Volume to … Continue reading

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