Accountable care organizations (ACOs) that started in 2012 – the first year of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) – decreased their post-acute care spending by a 9 percent differential reduction in two years without compromising care quality. In dollars, that 9 percent comes to $106 per beneficiary. That’s the finding of a recent JAMA Internal […]Read More
UnitedHealthcare, Seeing Success, Increases Commitment to Value-Based Care Programs
UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest private payer, is increasing its commitment to value-based care models. In the last three years, the amount of UnitedHealthcare’s care-provider reimbursements tied to value-based care programs has nearly tripled to $64 billion annually. By the close of 2020, that number is expected to reach $75 billion. Nearly one in every three […]Read More
Can CMS’s New Advanced Payment Bundles Save Healthcare?
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently launched its newest bundled payment model, the voluntary Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced, and they are doing something unique in the healthcare industry – pleasing both clinicians and management. “Volunteer bundles are a very attractive proposition for providers and health systems to generate outside […]Read More