Pioneer ACOs

By Jonah Comstock 08:01 am November 5, 2015
A growing number of participants in CMS's Pioneer ACO program are dropping out of the program prior to the launch of the Next Generation ACO program, which will allow providers to be reimbursed for using more kinds of technology. According to Modern Healthcare, at least half of the original 32 Pioneer ACOs, which joined the program in 2012, have now dropped out of the program. The latest two to...
By Jonah Comstock 08:57 am March 12, 2015
This week, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it would follow up its Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model with a new, Next Generation ACO Model. ACOs operating under the new model will take on more risk than their predecessors, potentially share more savings, and will have greater freedom to be reimbursed for telemedicine. “The Next Generation ACO Model is one...
By MHN Staff 01:19 pm July 25, 2014
Over the course of the past decade the concept of an accountable care organization (ACO) has come to define a variety of healthcare provider setups that have primary care as a core focus, payments tied to care quality improvements, and an incentive for lower costs. These models have long been held up as ideal contexts for the flourishing of digital health tools. While not all ACO systems are...