KLAS Rates Deloitte Top Firm for ACO Strategy & Readiness

Deloitte Launches ConvergeHEALTH To Support Value Based Personalized Healthcare

  According to a recent KLAS report, Deloitte has been rated the top firm for ACO strategy development and readiness assessment. The report, ACO Advisory Services 2014: Navigating the Unchartered Territory of Accountable Care, evaluates seven firms based on interviews with 41 health care organizations working to implement value-based care models against three categories: – strategy development - readiness assessment -implementation    Key Highlights The KLAS report gave Deloitte
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Pioneer ACOs Dropout: Why Are Providers Leaving in Droves?

Pioneer ACOs Dropout

What is driving the high Pioneer ACOs dropout rate? Laura Beerman, Director at Decision Resources Group (DRG) explains the key drivers behind the trend. Three years ago, CMS launched the Pioneer ACO program with 32 healthcare organizations designed to work in coordination with private payers by aligning provider incentives, which will improve quality and health outcomes for patients across the ACO, and achieve cost savings for Medicare, employers and patients. Today, only 19 providers
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Value-Based Arrangements: 41% of Physicians Distrust Payers

Value-Based Arrangements

According the recently conducted 2014 FTI Consulting Payer-Provider Survey, 41 percent of physicians not currently in a value-based arrangements say their biggest obstacle to entering into one is their distrust of payers. The study also found that only 16 percent of all physicians surveyed were willing to accept the financial risk – a key element of many value-based relationships sought by insurers. This lack of trust will be a huge hurdle for payers to overcome as they often cite physician
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Florida Blue and Baptist Health Care Corporation Form ACO

Florida Blue and Baptist Health Care Corporation Form ACO

On Monday, Florida Blue and Baptist Health Care Corporation announce the execution of an ACO agreement that aims to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care in northwest Florida. Through this arrangement, the organizations plan to improve the patient experience by enhancing the coordination of care between BHC and Florida Blue. Built around the Baptist Medical Group (BMG) network of physicians, the BHC accountable care organization will provide coordinated care to patients with the
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Cigna Reaches 100 ACO Goal, Signs 11 Agreements in 7 States

Cigna Reaches 100 ACO Goal

Cigna has announced it has successfully reached its 100 Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) goal established in 2012. Effective Jul 1, Cigna entered into 11 arrangements in seven states, thus taking its ACO arrangements to 100. Cigna will serve one million customers through these ACOs. The new agreements have been entered with Northeast Medical Group (NEMG) in Connecticut, Harbin Clinic and Physician Performance Network of Georgia/Tenet in Georgia, Presence Health Partners in Illinois,
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How to Position a Long Term Care Facility for Future Success

How to Position a Long Term Care Facility for Future Success

“The playing field in which long-term care facilities operate is changing. In this environment, organizations need to be more strategic. Survival is not enough. They must position themselves for success,” advises Fran Kirley, President & Chief Executive Officer, Nexion Health Management. Kirley gives an overview of how long-term and post acute care companies could modify their game plan to be successful.
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Mercy Wins Accountable Care Project of the Year

Mercy Wins Accountable Care Project of the Year

You may think the information your doctor types into your medial record is just that – a record of the care you’ve received. But Mercy has figured out how to use that information to keep you healthier, and now it’s won an award to prove it. Health Data Management magazine has recognized Mercy as an Analytics All Stars “Top Honor” for Accountable Care Project of the Year. This new award recognizes organizations and individuals that use analytics in innovative ways to improve the health of their
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