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CMS: Medicare ACOs have saved $372M

by Kaitlyn Houseman on September 19, 2014

Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) have improved patient care and produced $372 million in savings for the program, according to performance results released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Topics: ACO, CMS

Is an ACO Right for Your Practice?

by Kaitlyn Houseman on August 25, 2014

It's not hard to recognize the popularity of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) considering the number of ACOs has risen from 32 in 2011 to over 600 today. The ACO health care model is part of the 2009 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and payers hope that ACOs will save money while improving quality.

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Topics: ACO

130 Million Patients Will Receive Accountable Care by 2017

by Kaitlyn Houseman on August 8, 2014

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) and value-based purchasing arrangements will be responsible for the care of 130 million patients by 2017, predicts a report by Parks Associates.  Accountable care will generate nearly $1 billion in revenue for healthcare providers in 2014 as they transform into ACOs and patient-centered medical homes (PCMH).

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Topics: ACO

EHR’s Role in Population Health Management: Q & A with eClinicalWorks CEO Girish Navani

by Kaitlyn Houseman on July 29, 2014

Accordingly to a recent survey of 18,575 physicians across 25 specialties, 40% of physicians do not use an EHR because EHRs interfere with the doctor-patient relationship. Patient engagement has been a difficult concept for most EHR vendors and developers to grasp leaving providers frustrated with their EHRs meeting the Meaningful Use Stage 2 criteria.

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, ACO, Care Coordination Medical Record

How is accountable care changing provider collaboration?

by Kaitlyn Houseman on May 30, 2014

Compared to other accountable care organizations (ACOs), Amarillo Legacy Medical ACO in the Texas Panhandle is relatively unique. The participant in the Medicare Shared Savings Program comprises a handful of independent medical groups and not one hospital partner. 

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, ACO, Care Coordination Medical Record

Next eHealth Provider Webinar: Overview of ACOs

by Kaitlyn Houseman on January 23, 2014

Are you interested in learning more about Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)? Join CMS for the next eHealth provider webinar on Tuesday, January 28th from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET to receive more information about ACOs and how they are improving health care quality and delivery.

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Topics: CMS, ACO

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