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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services did not receive any letters of intent for the 2018 start date of the Medicare-Medicaid accountable care organization model.

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Discover the Vermont Blueprint for Health, a state-led initiative to transform care delivery and financing, and hear from state and essential hospital leaders about this initiative’s challenges and successes.

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Participants learned about the evolution of Medicaid Managed Care and how essential hospitals can succeed in the changing environment from experts at Premier Inc.

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The fact sheet gives a general overview of the Medicare Shared Savings Program and Quality Payment Program and explains how the programs work together.

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The policy team at America's Essential Hospitals discussed the regulatory outlook for the next year, including key policy issues on the horizon.

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Hospital participation in Medicare value-based programs in 2015, including ACOs and bundled payments, was associated with 2,377 fewer readmissions and $32.7 million in savings.

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A series of forums will provide information on the Next Generation ACO Model; a separate CMS webinar will outline the Medicare ACO Track 1+ Model.

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Along with renewing ACOs, the 99 new organizations bring the total number of ACOs nationally to 480 in 2017.

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The new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation model aims to boost participation from small rural hospitals and other smaller health care practices.

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CMS will partner with up to six states on the new Medicare-Medicaid ACO Model, which was designed by the CMS Innovation Center.

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Of particular interest to members of America’s Essential Hospitals are changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program and provisions related to telehealth.

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accountable care organizations (ACO)

Hosted by the Financial Interest Group, this webinar will help prepare your hospital to implement provisions of the MACRA final rule.

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It outlines factors stakeholders should focus on when designing alternative payment models, including type to propose, how to measure improvements, and more.

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Hear insights and lessons learned regarding value-based care from representatives of the foundation of Hennepin Health.

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Hospitals and other providers generated more than $466 million in savings in 2015 through participation in Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs).

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The rule, released July 7, updates physician payment rates for Medicare services and makes changes to physician quality programs.

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The new rule aims to help more accountable care organizations successfully participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

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Hospitals and other providers now have until May 20 to submit a letter of intent for the Next Generation ACO model, which carries greater risk but also offers greater rewards; applications are due May 25.

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Join us April 20 to hear key lessons learned from a hospital currently operating an accountable care organization.

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Hospitals and other providers now have until May 2 to submit a letter of intent to participate in the second and final round of the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model.

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New ACOs are eligible for risk-bearing tracks with increased savings for positive patient outcomes and penalties for negative outcomes. A total of 477 ACOs will care for almost 8.9 million beneficiaries in 2016.

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CMS requests feedback on a range of provisions relating to MIPS and incentives for participation in APMs, including whether to stratify quality measure data by demographic factors.

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Pioneer and MSSP ACOs showed improvement in at least 27 of 33 quality measures in last reporting period. More than 420 Medicare ACOs have been established, coordinating care for more than 7.8 million patients.

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Upfront and ongoing savings aim to encourage providers to form ACOs in rural and underserved areas and promote participation in models with greater financial risk. Applications accepted July 1 to July 31.

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Nominations are due June 19. The work group will define terms related to alternative payment models and a strategy to track progress of APM implementation.

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The agency also finalized a new risk/reward model that offers a greater share of savings for providers who take on more financial risk.

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Roughly 48 percent of participating ACOs produced $121 million in total shared savings in 2013, with a net shared savings of $99 million

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The call will provide an overview of the materials required for applying to the Medicare Shared Savings Program and lessons learned from previous program year application periods. Notices of intent due May 29, applications due July 31.

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The model saved $384 million over a two-year time period and is the first alternative payment pilot to meet criteria for expansion to additional sites.

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IOM recommended a set of 15 core measures to be used across federal quality reporting programs to reduce the administrative reporting burden, allow for nationwide comparisons, and more.

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This new model will allow ACOs to take greater performance risks for greater financial reward, calls start March 31.

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CMS will host a national provider call for ACOs interested in the 2016 program year.

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Through CMS' new model, ACOs can take greater performance risk and receive a greater portion of savings through coordinated, high-quality care.

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The Network will support the transition toward alternative payment models, using efforts in the Medicare Program as a guide.

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Specifically, HHS will evaluate financial assistance programs, Medicaid expansion, pioneer ACOs, and marketplace payment systems.

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There is particular interest in mechanisms for greater comprehensiveness in care delivery, care for complex patients, care coordination, and value-driven reimbursement.

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Recommendations include establishing greater balance between risk and reward for participating ACOs.

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In recent journal articles from the New England Journal of Medicine and Medical Care, researchers explore issues related to Medicare accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes.

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The proposals seek to add flexibility for participants and encourage participants to assume more risk to be be rewarded with greater shared savings.

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A recent Health Affairs article explores how Hennepin Health uses ACO savings from decreased ED visits, better primary care to help the homeless, mentally ill.

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Topics of member interest include payment updates, the OQR Program, and the MSSP.

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The rules, released Oct. 31, finalized a number of provisions regarding payments, data collection in outpatient departments, quality programs, and the MSSP.

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The funding will be allocated to up to 75 ACOs participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program to bring better care coordination to rural and underserved areas.

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Recent journal articles explore socioeconomic status, accountable care organizations, and other issues relevant to essential hospitals.

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Explore Medicaid alternative payment models, which states have increasingly used to improve health care quality and lower costs.

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Recent journal articles explore interventions to reduce readmissions, uncover barriers to recovery for vulnerable adults, decrease emergency department utilization, and more.

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America's Essential Hospitals urged CMS to ensure any changes to the MSSP encourage and emphasize quality of care for beneficiaries.

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CMS proposes to update how participants in the MSSP capture and submit quality metric data to gauge improvements to quality of care. The proposed update includes changes to the measure set and the benchmark time period.

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OMB received June 26 a CMS proposed rule regarding the second round of the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

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Providers interested in participating in an ACO through the MSSP must submit a notice of intent to CMS by May 30 and a final application to CMS by July 31.

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CMS will host a National Provider Call March 18, from 1:30 to 3 pm Eastern time, on 2014 Medicare quality reporting programs. During the call, officials will provide an overview of how to report quality measures in various Medicare programs, including those for electronic health records incentives and accountable care organizations.

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ACOs allow hospitals, health care providers to improve quality, slow cost growth through coordinated care while sharing in savings

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Will provide high-quality, coordinated care to about 1.5 million Medicare beneficiaries

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ACOs are responsible for quality, cost, and overall care of Medicare beneficiaries

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Agency provides methodological considerations, questions for states to address in program proposals

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CMS says all 32 pioneer ACOs improved quality, performed better than published rates in fee-for-service Medicare

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Survey of literature and essential hospital experiences, supported by Aetna Foundation

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