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Accountable Care Organizations

Accountable care organizations as defined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2011.

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.
January 30, 2017
New approaches to reimbursement for opioid addiction treatment might include measures of evidence-based care protocols as well as patient outcomes.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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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