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Turning Quality Score Insights into Actionable Opportunities

By Timmy Del Vecchio, graphic by Ben Bigelow As CMS recently made unembargoed Performance Year (PY) 2017 results available to ACOs in late August, ACOs were able to view not only PY 2017 financial expenditures relative to benchmarks, but also the ACO’s overall quality score for the performance year. [...]

October 29th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

2017 ACO Results: A Summary of What Mattered Most

Last week, CMS published the 2017 performance year results for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). It comes on the heels of a new proposed rule from CMS that is meant to drive more accountable care organizations (ACOs) to take on downside risk, something few ACOs have done in [...]

September 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

The new MSSP rule: the questions we should be asking

By Abbas Bader As most of you are already aware, CMS released a rule proposing changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program earlier this month.  By now, you have probably read several summaries of the key provisions of the rule, if not the full 607 pages of the rule itself.  [...]

August 31st, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Blue Button 2.0: A convening of tech leaders, CMS and the White House

By Edward Yurcisin As our President, Aneesh Chopra, often notes, there appears to be a “generational consensus” from leaders in Washington seeking to tap the expertise of the American people to solve big problems. This is exactly what happened on Monday August 13thwhen the White House Office of American Innovation [...]

August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Blog|