Continued financial pressure within the U.S. healthcare system are driving the need for increased adoption of value-based healthcare payment models, including accountable care organizations, according to a new infographic by the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative at West Governors University.
The infographic examines the impact of value-based payment models and how increased collaboration could improve results.
Even before CMS published its agenda for moving Medicare into value-based payment models like the accountable care organization (ACO), the number of public and private ACOs had exceeded 700, by a Leavitt Partners estimate. Already, more than 20 percent of healthcare organizations plan to participate in Medicare's latest accountable care model, the Next Generation ACO, in the coming year.
Support for CMS's latest alternative payment offering is just one of the ACO metrics contained in 2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Accountable Care Organizations. HIN's fourth annual compendium of metrics on ACOs captures how ACOs are faring in an industry rapidly shifting away from fee for service to one that rewards quality, the patient and population experiences, and cost efficiencies. Click here for more information.
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