Premier Offers Healthcare Policy Improvements for ACOs, Payers Last Updated: December 13, 2016
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HealthPayer Intelligence: Earlier this year, the provider alliance organization Premier Inc. announced in a company press release a number of recommendations meant to improve the framework of healthcare policy. The list of ways to improve the Medicare Shared Savings Program includes creating permanent payment waivers, bring extra shared savings for the best performing providers, and allowing for more flexibility when Medicare ACOs move up the risk continuum ladder. Private payers operating accountable care organizations can also implement some of these suggestions to enable well-performing providers and position more financial risk onto their ACOs.

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