NAACOS In the News 2019

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2018 |  2017

NAACOS launches new Direct Contracting Taskforce
December 12
Modern Healthcare

NAACOS: ACOs Saved Medicare $3.5 Billion From 2013 to 2017
December 3

Momentum builds as ‘superior’ ACOs saved Medicare $3.5B, analysis finds
December 3
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News 

Industry Leaders Support Proposed Changes to ACO Benchmarking
December 2
Rev Cycle Intelligence 

CMS accepting applications for new primary care alternative payment models
November 26

Accountable care organizations results prove the future is now for value-based care
November 7
Dallas Business Journal

Overcoming Obstacles to Shared Savings in a Multi-EHR ACO Consortium
November 13
Healthcare Innovation

Accountable Care Organizations seem to be delivering Medicare savings
October 28
NJ Biz 

CMS Opens Apps for Kidney Care Model, Delays Primary Care First
October 28
Rev Cycle Intelligence 

CMS Releases Details of 'Primary Care First' Program
October 25

Early Reviews Positive for Proposed Stark Law, Anti-kickback Revamps
October 9

HHS Proposes Changes to Reform 'Stark Law' Anti-Kickback Statute
MedPage Today
October 9

Why Verma is now celebrating Obama-era ACOs
October 1 

Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs Saved $739M in 2018
Rev Cycle Intelligence
October 1 

NAACOS Panel Responds to HHS Inspector General Report
Healthcare Innovation
September 29 

Forthcoming Bill Aims to Help Expand, Improve ACOs
MedPage Today
September 27 

Providers Ask CMS Where Their 2019 Advanced APM Bonus Is
Rev Cycle Intelligence
September 20 

ACO Participation Dipped After Pathways to Success, NAACOS Finds
Rev Cycle Intelligence
September 16

Calls mount for CMS to address problem of patient overlap across payment models
Modern Healthcare
September 7

CMS delays requirement for ACOs to notify beneficiaries
Modern Healthcare
August 30 

NAACOS pushes for access to more Medicare data
MedPage Today
August 14

A dip in new arrivals of ACOs have some in the industry concerned of a new trend
July 19

Fewer ACOs Join Medicare Shared Savings Program, But More Take Downside Risk
July 18

CMS amends quality measure calculation after ACO pushback
Modern Healthcare
July 12

Institute for Accountable Care Director: Home Health Providers, ACOs Need to Get on Same Page
July 10
Home Health Care News

Study finds 33% of ACOs took on major risk in 2018 as new program starts
Fierce Healthcare
July 3 

Advancing ACO Policy
The ACO Show - Podcast Features NAACOS on Key Policies Affecting ACOs
July 1

ACOs Generated Slight Medicare Savings from 2013 to 2016 in New Calculation
Skilled Nursing News
June 17

NAACOS Offers Feedback on New Direct Contracting Options
Value-Based Payment News
June 2019

NAACOs Calls for Wider Use of Home Health, Looser Requirements
Home Health Care News
June 2 

Healthcare organizations ask CMS to expand Next Generation ACOs
Fierce Healthcare
May 31 

NAACOS Leaders Ask CMMI to Respond to ACO Community Concerns Over Elements of New Direct Contracting Model
Healthcare Innovation
May 30

How Downside Risk Will Impact Participation in Pathways to Success
Rev Cycle Intelligence
May 24, 2019

Provider Groups Want to Make Next Generation ACOs Permanent
Rev Cycle Intelligence
May 14, 2019

Medicare ACOs could lose bonuses due to quality measure change
Modern Healthcare
April 5, 2019

Providers blame unpredictability for slow adoption of CMS’ risk-based models
Modern Healthcare
March 30 

NAACOS, AAMC call for more transparency in CMS innovation payment models
Fierce Healthcare
March 28

Healthcare policy in 2019: A look ahead
Medical Economics
March 13

CHIME, NAACOS Respond to Senate HELP Committee’s RFI on Rising Healthcare Costs
Healthcare Innovation
March 4

CMS Pressed to Extend Deadline on Pathways to Success Applications
HealthLeaders Media
January 21 

NAACOS and ACO Leaders Express Distress Over Just-Announced MSSP Application Deadline
Healthcare Informatics
January 10 

Q&A: ACO Executive Expects Impacts from New Rules
Healthcare Financial Management Association
January 7

NAACOS Urges Details on Next-Gen Replacement
Value Based Payment News
January 2019