Healthcare Primed for Next Generation ACO Model

One fifth of healthcare organizations are gearing up to participate in CMS' new 'Next Generation' ACO Model in the year ahead, according to 2015 metrics from the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN). In the Next Generation ACO model, participants can take on greater financial risk than those in current Medicare ACO initiatives, while also potentially sharing in a greater portion of savings.

Healthcare Primed for Next Generation ACO Model
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Mary Folladori

Having heard from physicians and payors alike about the challenges of engaging patients, the Memorial Hermann ACO crafted its care management program with the goal of drawing patients more fully into their care, explains Mary Folladori, RN, MSN, FACM, CMAC, system director of care management at the Memorial Hermann Physician Network and ACO. Listen to Ms. Folladori shares some key program design elements from the 2014 top-performing Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACO.

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2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Accountable Care Organizations

More information on this topic can be found in: 2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Accountable Care Organizations. HIN's fourth annual compendium of metrics on ACOs captures how ACOs are faring in an industry rapidly shifting away from fee for service to one that rewards quality, the patient and population experiences, and cost efficiencies.