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Quality care model pegged as 'new frontier'

October 24, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ATLANTA - As health care continues its shift from a quantity to quality care model, there's no simple answer as to how DME providers can make sure they're part of the picture, said attorneys at Medtrade on Monday.“(Accountable care organizations) are like a Rubix cube—it's really complicated to put together,” said Matthew Agnew, an attorney with Polsinelli, during the session, “Establishing Referral Arrangements with Hospitals and Physicians through Quality Care Organizations:...

ACOs, Anna McDevitt, Matthew Agnew, Medtrade, Quality care, Rossanna Howard

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CMS releases performance results for ACOs

September 19, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Pioneer ACO Model and Medicare Shared Savings Program generated more than $372 million in savings in their second and first years, respectively, CMS reported Sept. 16.The Pioneer ACOs generated estimated total savings of more than $96 million and qualified for shared savings payments of $68 million. They saved the Medicare Trust Fund about $41 million.Broken down, 11 Pioneer ACOs earned shared savings, three generated shared losses and three...

Accountable Care, ACOs, Readmissions

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Also Noted

AAHomecare appoints new manager of regulatory affairs

May 6, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare has hired Heather Boyd to be its new manager of regulatory affairs, according to a bulletin from the organization. Boyd has six years of experience with healthcare policy, focusing specifically on Medicare regulations. She has researched and analyzed numerous healthcare issues, including accountable care organizations (ACOs), for the American Medical Directors Association, Women in Government, and the National Chain Drugstore Association. Boyd will officially join AAHomecare...

aahomecare, ACOs, American Medical Directors Association, National Chain Drugstore Association, Women in Government

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Smart Talk

ACOs: Familiarize yourself with obstacles

February 25, 2013Carla Hogan

A. By January 2013, 250 Accountable Care Organizations were approved by CMS serving an estimated 4 million Medicare beneficiaries. These ACOs are located across the country with approximately 20% serving low-income and rural communities. Roughly half of all ACOs serve less than 10,000 beneficiaries. As the acceptance of ACOs increases and more receive approval, the unique hurdles become clearer. There are several common considerations, including a substantial financial commitment for both start-up...

Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, Home Medical Equipment

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