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October

Here's how Fort Worth saved $5 million on health care after years of rising costs
Dallas Morning News
October 21 

Industry on Medicare ACO plan: too much risk too fast
Healthcare Dive
October 18

CMS Advocates Tough Love for ACOs
MedPage Today
October 5

September

Is the Discourse Over the MSSP Program Teetering Towards Potential Conflict?
Healthcare Informatics
September 21

Medicare Shared Savings Program Produces Substantial Savings: New Policies Should Promote ACO Growth
Health Affairs Blog
September 11

Medicare's ACOs Saved Nearly $2 Billion Over Three Years, Group Says
Forbes
September 11

Medicare Spending after 3 Years of the Medicare Shared Savings Program
New England Journal of Medicine
September 5

August

Medicare ACOs saved CMS $314 million in 2017
Modern Healthcare
August 30

Next Generation ACOs saved Medicare $62 million in first year
Modern Healthcare
August 27

Vermont ACO tests 1-night hospital-stay waiver
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News
August 22, 2018

Medicare to cover some home visits for Next Gen ACOs
August 20, 2018 
Becker’s Hospital Review 

Value-Based Experience, Robust EHR Use Key Factors to ACO Success
August 20, 2018 
RevCycle Intelligence

CMS Seeks Help From Doctors
August 15, 2018
Inside Drug Pricing Daily News

Recent Progress In The Value Journey: Growth Of ACOs And Value-Based Payment Models In 2018
Health Affairs
August 14, 2018 

Trump administration proposes further dismantling of Affordable Care Act through Medicare
Washington Post
August 10, 2018

Pathways To Success: A New Start For Medicare’s Accountable Care Organizations
Health Affairs
August 9, 2018 

Trump Administration To Overhaul A Program Designed To Save Medicare Money
National Public Radio
August 9, 2018 

CMS plans to 'retire' some ACOs
Modern Healthcare
August 9, 2018

Trump administration takes aim at Obama-era Medicare program for 10.5 million seniors
USA Today
August 9, 2018

Trump Pushes Medicare Doctors to Rein In Costs or Face Penalties
Bloomberg
August 9, 2018

Trump administration overhauls Obamacare program it says isn't saving money
Washington examiner
August 9, 2018

CMS pushes ACOs to take on more risk with Medicare Shared Savings Program overhaul
FierceHealthcare
August 9, 2018

Accountable Care Organization Growth Associated With Reduced Physician Work Hours and Self-Employment
Medical Bag
August 6, 2018

May

House Reps Want to Extend MSSP Track 1 ACO Participation
Risk Management News
May 22, 2018

January
CMS announces 561 MSSP ACOs for 2018

SAMHSA releases final rule making changes to regulations governing the confidentiality of substance use disorder patient records