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Accountable Care Organizations
Accountable care organizations as defined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2011.
Integrated care: a beloved platitude
November 28, 2017
Integrated care is a slogan. It seems like a high principle, but it is really a ruse or gross exaggeration in most cases, especially when behavioral health is on the table.
Opioid crisis brings paradigm shift
January 30, 2017
New approaches to reimbursement for opioid addiction treatment might include measures of evidence-based care protocols as well as patient outcomes.
Affiliations strengthen not-for-profits
January 17, 2017
The changing behavioral health market might leave small, not-for-profit operators wondering how they can possibly compete. Experts suggest a new affiliation model.
Should we aim for cured, doing better or still working on it?
June 06, 2016
As more behavioral healthcare services are offered to meet demand, and as expectations rise for better outcomes and lower costs, this will of necessity lead to measurement—of access, outcome and cost.
Debate arises over HHS Part 2 rules
March 22, 2016
Existing privacy rules are too cumbersome for today’s integrated world, say proponents of change to 42 CFR Part 2, while others argue that the new privacy rule changes are too broad.
Value-based models gain traction
March 04, 2016
Federal health leaders say Medicare has already met its goal with 30% of payments now tied to value-based models. Meanwhile, commercial insurers, health systems, employers and organizations have kept…
Avoid these 6 financial mistakes in the era of accountable care
February 15, 2016
Cost management and quality outcomes will be critical for treatment centers that hope to stay in the black under new value-based reimbursement arrangements.
Accountable care organizations, explained
September 15, 2015
ACOs have become one of the most talked about new ideas in the Affordable Care Act. Here are answers to some common questions about how they work.
Hospitals seek behavioral partners to reduce Medicare readmissions
September 08, 2015
With serious cash on the line, hospitals are in need of willing partners to help in managing the overall health of Medicare patients.
The business case for building an integrated model of care
August 04, 2015
The business case for integration is in the cost savings as well as patient and provider satisfaction. But making such a change can be hard.
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