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New CMS ACO Investment Model Supports Coordinated Care for Rural, Underserved Areas

Up to $114 million in infrastructure and redesigned care processes is being invested in up to 75 eligible Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). … finish reading New CMS ACO Investment Model Supports Coordinated Care for Rural, Underserved Areas

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CMS Announces Major Savings for Medicare Beneficiaries

Medicare beneficiaries are seeing significant out-of-pocket savings due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS). CMS officials say that the standard monthly Part B premiums will remain at $104.90 in 2014, … finish reading CMS Announces Major Savings for Medicare Beneficiaries

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Experts and Public Disagree on Need to Cut Medicare Spending

While many experts feel future Medicare spending should be reduced in order to lower the federal budget deficit, only one third of Americans agree, according to a special report in the New England Journal of Medicine. In fact, a majority … finish reading Experts and Public Disagree on Need to Cut Medicare Spending

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ACO’s Health IT, Care Coordination Improve Care, Lower Costs for Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries

Aetna and Bon Secours Health System (BSHSI) have launched a new accountable care agreement that will use technology and care coordination services from Aetna subsidiary Healthagen to help coordinate healthcare for Medicare beneficiaries. The accountable care organization (ACO) will support … finish reading ACO’s Health IT, Care Coordination Improve Care, Lower Costs for Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries

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Better Coordination, Data Needed to Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates

Achieving widespread reductions in preventable hospital readmissions among Medicare beneficiaries may take longer than many healthcare professionals originally anticipated, according to researchers at Penn State, the Weill Cornell Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania. Researchers found that one in … finish reading Better Coordination, Data Needed to Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates

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CMS Announces Participants in Primary Care Initiative Targeting Medicare Beneficiaries

CMS has selected 500 primary care practices to participate in a four-year pilot program rewarding healthcare providers that better coordinate care for Medicare beneficiaries. Under the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, which was first launched in fall 2011, CMS will pay … finish reading CMS Announces Participants in Primary Care Initiative Targeting Medicare Beneficiaries

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