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Podcast Episode Transcript: Lowering readmission rates by breaking down silos

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Dr. Gordon Moore: Hello, and welcome to 3M Inside Angle Podcast. This is your host, Dr. Gordon Moore, and today I’m talking with Teri Sholder. Hello, Teri. Teri Sholder: Hello. […]

Are ACOs ready to take on more risk?

August 13th, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

Ready or not, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) will be expected to assume downside risk after two years according to a proposal announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) […]

The accountable care organization – Are we getting the results we expected?

June 13th, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

The accountable care organization (ACO) was first proposed in 2006 as a method for reigning in the increasing costs of health care. The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) was enacted […]

Involving physicians in value-based care decisions: The only path to lasting change

November 8th, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

Patient engagement is widely accepted as a key condition for achieving positive healthcare outcomes. Patients who participate in their healthcare decisions and feel capable of improving their health through diet, […]

Identifying what is working with accountable care organizations

October 13th, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

A primary objective of the Triple Aim for healthcare payers is to reduce costs associated with inefficient, ineffective, or medically unnecessary care. The accountable care organization, or ACO, has been […]

What to do in uncertain times? Build competencies for value and sustainability

August 7th, 2017 / By Kristine Daynes

Healthcare pundits agree this is a time of uncertainty. Depending on your media of choice, uncertainty either reigns (New York Times), looms (CNN), or trickles down (Public News Service). Given […]

Is there a place for specialty care in accountable care organizations?

June 14th, 2017 / By Steve Delaronde

Primary care providers (PCPs) have received most of the attention from accountable care organizations (ACOs).  Specialty care providers, such as cardiologists, orthopedists, and other surgical and non-surgical specialists are still […]

Data challenges for the Social ACO

February 24th, 2017 / By Paul LaBrec

A relatively recent construct in Value-Based Care programs is the merger of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) with programs designed to address specific Social Determinants of Health (SDoH). One such […]

Calculating reliability: Methodology adapted for estimating stability of cost data in New York

February 1st, 2017 / By Michael Keyes, Ryan Butterfield, DrPH, MBA

Introduction Achieving New York’s goal of moving 80-90 percent of managed Medicaid dollars to Value-based payment (VBP) arrangements by 2020 will certainly be a challenge.  Most MCOs will need to […]

My go-to sites for information on healthcare quality and payment

December 2nd, 2016 / By Kristine Daynes

Two years ago, I blogged about my favorite websites for information on population health. Since then my inbox has become crowded with e-newsletters and alerts. Recently I found myself unsubscribing […]

Webinar: Value-based reimbursement and the role of HCCs for risk adjustment

With Jeremy Zasowski, Donna Smith, RHIA

CMS is moving to shift healthcare payments from traditional fee-for-service models to value-based reimbursement (VBR). How prepared is your organization to successfully receive accurate reimbursement for your patient population?

Reconciling different visions of our healthcare system

October 21st, 2016 / By Richard Fuller, MS, Norbert Goldfield, MD

The conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer opined in a recent Washington Post editorial: “The Democrats will eventually push to junk Obamacare for a full-fledged, government-run, single-payer system. Republicans will seek to […]