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Are Bundled Payment Systems Suitable at Cutting Medicare Costs?

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The bundled payment systems were initially developed in order to curb the rising costs of healthcare including Medicare spending. Providers and hospitals receive a single sum for providing a summary of services to treat one particular medical...

ACO Model Boosts Care Coordination for Kidney Failure Patients

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The healthcare industry is determined to strengthen patient care and improve quality through better care coordination among medical teams and across hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and clinics. Care coordination has been the name of the game...

Will New Model of Accountable Care Organizations Cut Costs?

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There are a variety of policy changes and healthcare reforms that have taken place since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. The development of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) is one such reform. With the...

Do Bundled Payment Models Pose Complications for Surgery?

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Due to ongoing reforms in the healthcare industry, both federal government agencies as well as insurance companies are looking to renovate healthcare payment methods. Value-based care instead of fee-for-service is one example of the innovative...

Accountable Care Organizations Cut Costs by $411 Million

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The medical industry has been focused on improving coordinated care across the spectrum of healthcare delivery. With ongoing healthcare reforms taking place around the country and the federal government taking a stronger role in improving patient...

2 Advantages, 2 Limitations of Bundled Payment Participation

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Are bundled payments the new future of healthcare? The expansion of bundled payments has been actively present within policy activity over the past three decades of healthcare reform, consistently being derailed due to factors such as physician...

$67M ACA Funds to Help Affordable Health Insurance Enrollees

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced yesterday an abundant $67 million in Affordable Care Act (ACA) grant awards to aid outreach initiatives and help those individuals confused about health coverage and financial assistance...

6 Steps for Continued Accountable Care Organization Success

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Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) – collaborative clusters of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers voluntarily uniting to offer better coordinated care – are spreading like wildfire within the healthcare realm....

Bundled Payments Benefit Payers, Increase Quality of Care

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Bundled payment systems are creating a lot of buzz in the healthcare industry as payers move away from fee-for-service payments and toward value-based payments. But what are bundled payments, and what effects do they have on the healthcare industry?...

Does ACO Payment Influence Primary Care Physicians’ Quality?

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Accountable care organizations (ACOs) involve the collaborative execution of patient management across the care spectrum. ACOs – created by the Patient and Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPAC) – are developed partnerships...

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