NAACOS In the News 2020

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September

CMMI director finds mixed results for bundled payments, gives high marks to global budgets
September 22
Fierce Healthcare  

ACOs Saved Medicare $$ in 2019 -- But What Will Happen to Them Now?
September 22
MedPage Today   

NAACOS Continues Pushing Forward on the Transition to Value-Based Care
September 21
AJMC 

Lawmakers seek to ease increase in threshold for quality bonus payments due to COVID-19
September 21
Fierce Healthcare 

NAACOs urges Congress to address qualifying thresholds in value-based care models
September 17
Fierce Healthcare 

ACOs Rack Up Largest Savings Ever for Medicare
September 16
Medscape

541 ACOs in the Medicare Shared Savings Program saved Medicare $1.2 billion in 2019
September 15
Healthcare Finance

August

NAACOS-Commissioned Report: ACOs and APMs Could Save CMS $270 Million Over Next Decade
August  18
Healthcare Innovation

NAACOS and the Challenge of the Current Moment in the Medicare ACO Programs
August 14
Healthcare Innovation 

CMS Unveils New Value-Based Care, ACO Options for Rural Providers
August  12
RevCycle Intelligence 

NAACOS Applauds CMS’s Announcement on Alternative Payment Models for Rural Care
August 12
Healthcare Innovation 

CMS unveils new alternative payment model for rural health
August 11
Modern Healthcare

What will COVID-19 mean for value-based models?
August 7
Medical Economics 

Medicare ACOs raise concerns about proposed quality reporting changes
August  7
Modern Healthcare

CMS Releases E&M Updates, Expands Telehealth, Makes ACO Changes
August 4
AJMC 

Health Groups Criticize Proposed Medicare Fee Schedule Changes for 2021
August 4
MedPage Today 

CMS Drops Proposed Rule Impacting Quality Payment Program, MSSP ACOs
August 4
Healthcare Innovation

July

GBTS Forum Launches Tool To Support Effective Resource Utilization During The Global Pandemic And Beyond
July 29
Going Below the Surface 

Wide Support for House Bill to Boost CMS Alternative Pay Models
July 29
Medscape

Providers support Value in Health Care Act that amends MACRA payment model
July 27
Healthcare Finance

New bill seeks to boost participation in advanced payment models, ACOs via several reforms
July 27
Fierce Healthcare

Nearly 70% of ACOs Will Soon Offer Some Type of Home Visits
July 5
Home Health Care News

June

How Can Data Sharing Evolve Population Health Management?
June 25
AJMC 

ACOs Describe How Population Health Expertise Is Paying Off During Pandemic
June 24
Healthcare Innovation 

ACOs Can Grow Value-Based Payment in Medicare, But Changes Needed
June 18
RevCycle Intelligence 

MedPAC urges MA, ACO tweaks to speed up value-based payment reform
June 16
Healthcare Dive 

ACOs Describe What's Involved When Implementing a SNF Waiver Program
June 15
AJMC  

NAACOS Policy Session Recaps Changes Wrought by COVID-19 and Looks Ahead
June 10
AJMC  

Berwick Challenges ACOs to Take on Inequity, Racism
June 9
Managed Healthcare Executive

Coronavirus: Poll finds in-person visit volumes increasing
June 9
Medical Economics

CMS Modifies Policies, Timelines for Alternative Payment Models
June 4
Medscape 

CMS Extends Next Generation ACO Model, Offers APM Flexibilities
June 4
RevCycle Intelligence 

CMS extends Next Generation ACO model, offers direct contracting details
June 3
Modern Healthcare

May

ACOs seek info on Next Gen, Direct Contracting models amid COVID-19 pandemic
May 22
Fierce Healthcare 

What Health Spending Issues Will We Need To Address Post-Pandemic?
May 20
Going Below the Surface

ACOs need more time to decide on Medicare program participation, providers tell CMS
May 18
Becker’s Hospital Review 

ACOs ask Trump admin for more help to cope with coronavirus
May 15
Healthcare Dive

FCC Urged to Include For-Profit Providers in COVID-19 Telehealth Fund
May 7
mHealth Intelligence

NAACOS Highlights the Importance of ACO-Based Pop Health Strategies During the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 4
Healthcare Innovation 

New rule aims to sustain Medicare ACOs in wake of COVID-19
May 4
Healthcare Financial Management Association

Hospital and provider groups cheer new CMS flexibility on telehealth, capacity and ACO losses
May 1
Fierce Healthcare 

April

CMS delivers key win for ACOs in emergency rule
April 30
Modern Healthcare

Senators Urge CMS to Hold Harmless Medicare Shared Savings ACOs
April 22
HealthLeaders

Many ACOs May Exit Medicare Shared Savings Program Because of Pandemic
April 16
Medscape 

Over Half of At-Risk ACOs May Quit MSSP to Avoid COVID-19 Losses
April 14
RevCycle Intelligence 

CMS attempt to replicate Medicare Advantage's popularity appears to miss mark
April 11
Modern Healthcare

Virus Sidelines Medicare’s Push for Value-Based Care
April 3
Bloomberg Law 

March

Medicare Covid-19 Spending Could Exceed $115 Billion, Study Says
March 26
Bloomberg Law 

Analysis: COVID-19 could raise Medicare spending by as much as $115B over next year
March 26
Fierce Health 

NAACOS Weighs in on Draft Federal Health IT Plan
March 25
Politico

Pandemic prompts CMS to drop some reporting requirements for value-based initiatives
March 23
Healthcare Dive 

ACOs Concerned Coronavirus to Impact Shared Savings, Losses
March 18
Rev Cycle Intelligence 

Provider Groups Ask Medicare to Shield Them From Covid-19 Losses
March 17
Bloomberg Law 

West Virginia Senators Reintroduce Legislation to Overhaul 42 CFR Part 2
March 13
Behavioral Healthcare Executive

ACOs seek flexibility from CMS to mitigate losses due to coronavirus
March 15
Fierce Healthcare 

ACOs vulnerable to penalties, no savings in light of coronavirus
March 13
Modern Healthcare 

Industry reactions to interoperability rule are a mixed bag
March 11
HealthExec 

ACOs Back Hospitalization Alerts in Final Interoperability Rule
March 9
Rev Cycle Intelligence 

February

ACOs ask CMMI for more shared savings in direct contracting model
February 21
Healthcare Dive 

Doctors, Hospitals Balk at Medicare Pay Scheme’s Scarce Details
February 21
Bloomberg Law

CMS Loosens Restrictions on Telehealth for Certain Shared-Risk ACOs
February 11
Rev Cycle Intelligence 

ACOs warn future of Next Gen program appears bleak
February 4
Fierce Healthcare

January

What the Latest ACO Numbers Mean for the Future of the MSSP
January 22
Rev Cycle Intelligence 

ACO Enrollment in MSSP Stalls
January 13
AJMC 

ACO savings are clear, but participation drops
January 13
HealthExec 

Participants continue to drop out of Medicare ACO program
January 10
Modern Healthcare