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Pioneer ACO Results Year 2: Inpatient Utilization Down; Medicare Saves More Than $384 Million

The Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model has generated over $384 million in savings to Medicare over its first two years — an average of approximately $300 per participating beneficiary per year — and significantly decreased inpatient care, while continuing … finish reading Pioneer ACO Results Year 2: Inpatient Utilization Down; Medicare Saves More Than $384 Million

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Humana Accountable Care Snapshot: Reduced Readmissions Among Value-Based Results

Improving access to accountable care is one of four improvements Humana disclosed from ongoing programs to improve quality and reduce costs for Medicare beneficiaries, according to Humana. Humana disclosed results to date from initiatives to foster value-based reimbursement in the … finish reading Humana Accountable Care Snapshot: Reduced Readmissions Among Value-Based Results

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Cigna Collaborative Care Reduced Avoidable ER Visits by 16 Percent

Cigna’s second-year results from a collaborative care initiative with Granite Healthcare Network (GHN) reveals significant progress in improved health and affordability, and decreased avoidable emergency room (ER) visits by 16 percent, according to Cigna officials. Cigna Collaborative Care, a partnership … finish reading Cigna Collaborative Care Reduced Avoidable ER Visits by 16 Percent

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Half of New CMS ACOs are Physician-Led

Nearly half of the 106 newly established CMS ACOs are physician-led organizations, according to the HHS. The new ACOs represent a diverse cross-section of physician practices across the country serving 10,000 beneficiaries. One out of five ACOs represent community health … finish reading Half of New CMS ACOs are Physician-Led

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25 to 31 Million Americans Receive Care Through ACOs: Study

Almost 10 percent of U.S. patients receive their healthcare from an ACO, and almost half live in areas served by at least one ACO, according to a new study from Oliver Wyman. This means that ACOs have significantly grown in … finish reading 25 to 31 Million Americans Receive Care Through ACOs: Study

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RN Care Coordinators Contribute to Savings, Quality Improvement in Cigna Accountable Care Model

Registered nurses who serve as clinical care coordinators and help patients with chronic conditions to navigate the healthcare system are critical to the success of Cigna’s shared savings collaborative accountable care (CAC) program, according to a peer-reviewed study published in … finish reading RN Care Coordinators Contribute to Savings, Quality Improvement in Cigna Accountable Care Model

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Cigna’s Growing ACO Program Improves Health Outcomes, Lower Costs

Cigna is on track to reach its goal of 100 initiatives for 1 million customers by the end of 2014, Cigna officials report. With the expansion of its collaborative ACO program through nine new initiatives with physician groups in seven … finish reading Cigna’s Growing ACO Program Improves Health Outcomes, Lower Costs

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HEDIS Releases 35 New Measures for ACOs

HEDIS has released 35 new technical specifications for ACOs for 2013, detailed guidance that will help ACOs collect and report their quality performance in standardized ways, according to the NCQA, which published the measures. The 35 measures for ACOs are … finish reading HEDIS Releases 35 New Measures for ACOs

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7 Objectives for Healthcare Consumer Engagement

The engagement team for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is charged not only with identifying tools to engage patients in the latest models of care, such as the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and the accountable care organization … finish reading 7 Objectives for Healthcare Consumer Engagement

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Multi-Year Aetna, NovaHealth Collaboration Improves Inpatient Days, Readmissions by 50 Percent

Results from a multi-year accountable care collaborative program between Aetna and NovaHealth, an IPA, show significant improvements in quality of care and lowered healthcare costs, Aetna reports. Since 2008, NovaHealth doctors participating in Aetna’s Medicare Provider Collaboration program have provided … finish reading Multi-Year Aetna, NovaHealth Collaboration Improves Inpatient Days, Readmissions by 50 Percent

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