ACOs and innovation
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Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are expected to connect groups of providers who are willing and able to take responsibility for improving the health status, efficiency and experience of care for a defined population. ACOs, along with other new care and payment models that are being tested and scaled through the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation hold great potential to transform healthcare. Read Premier’s policy paper on ACOs.

General Medicare/Medicaid innovations advocacy

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Final regulations on Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP)/ACOs

Members only summary: Premier’s detailed summary of the 2015 Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) final rule

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Bundled payments

The current fee-for-service (FFS) payment system impedes healthcare providers’ attempts to achieve high-quality and cost-effective healthcare. One promising approach that breaks down the existing silos of care, aligns providers’ incentives and encourages greater coordination is bundled payment, which provides a single payment for an entire episode of care.

  • Premier statement on changes to CJR, cancellation of EPM, CR payment models:
    While we appreciate CMS making an effort to address stakeholder concerns about large-scale mandatory models, we are disappointed with the proposal to cancel EPM and CR models without offering alternatives to replace them. We believe CMS needs to be a strong leader and create more incentives for providers to move to advanced alternative payment models, including bundled payment…

H.R. 2502

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Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement

Members only summary: Premier detailed summary of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model

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