ACOs

Zen Healthcare IT Partners with IMAT Solutions to Enhance Health Data Exchange Offerings | PRWeb | 10/9/2019

… or by calling Zen’s interoperability services hotline at 949-396-0361. About Zen Healthcare IT: Zen Healthcare IT is an interoperability technology and consulting firm. Zen helps all stakeholders in healthcare - vendors, providers, payers, HIEs, and ACOs - simplify interoperability. Using technology tools and years of interface development and support experience, Zen’s solution architects and engineers design and build use-case driven solutions for health information exchange. The Zen team solves problems ranging …

Archway Health Offers First Patient Case Mix Analytics Tool for BPCI Advanced Participants | Business Wire | 10/9/2019

BOSTON- Archway Health , a full-service, tech-enabled partner to healthcare organizations in risk-based payment programs, today announced the Patient Case Mix Adjustment (PCMA) Tool in Archway Analytics that allows providers to understand how the case mix of their patient population will impact their performance in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Advanced program. Believed to be the first of its kind, Archway’s PCMA function complements the existing …

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CommonSpirit Health a Leader in Improving Quality and Outcomes for Patients while Reducing Medicare Spending by $39 Million | PR Newswire | 10/9/2019

… a value-based system is essential to make real improvements in the health of the communities CommonSpirit serves,” said Bruce Swartz , executive vice president, physician enterprise for CommonSpirit Health. “The strong financial stewardship our ACOs have demonstrated across the continuum of care enables our physicians to focus more on building relationships with patients as they provide compassionate care to all.” Overall, the fifteen ACOs improved care outcomes for approximately 290,000 …

Artificial Intelligence Adoption and Investments Growing Rapidly Among Health Industry Leaders | Business Wire | 10/8/2019

… companies, medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, health care IT and other organizations working in the health care sector. Quotas set for statistical significance for four organization types: 1) Hospitals, including but not limited to ACOs and health systems; 2) Health Plans/Health Insurance Companies; 3) Life Sciences Organizations; 4) Health Care Employers, including but not limited to pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. The survey was conducted between Aug. 19 and …

Premier Inc. Statement on Medicare Shared Savings Program 2018 Results – Company Announcement - FT.com | Financial Times | 10/8/2019

… in an environment of disjointed incentives. Premier’s Population Health Management Collaborative ACO members are consistently proving that establishing a well-planned, effective value-based care delivery process and model leads to success. We’re seeing ACOs that have access to timely accurate claims data in both the public and private sectors continue to drive forward the movement toward a successful value-based, wellness and chronic care experience as they improve quality …

Michigan physicians save Medicare $43.1 million, while improving care for Michiganders | 10/8/2019

… nearly 6,000 physicians and other providers who take part in the statewide Physician Organization of Michigan Accountable Care Organization , LLC (POM ACO). POM ACO was the thirteenth largest of the nation’s 548 shared-savings ACOs in 2018, as measured by the number of traditional Medicare beneficiaries assigned to its providers. For 2019, it has elected to join the Pathways to Success program recently established by CMS to build on the …

ITL’s age verification is a hit at ACOS 2019 | 10/8/2019

… busy show season and gives us an ideal platform to test out new products prior to the big gaming exhibitions at the beginning of next year. We were excited to be able to show ACOS visitors ICU our new age verification device and give them a glimpse of the next iteration of this product with facial recognition features currently in development. ICU automates the age verification process by using clever …

New York ACOs beat spending benchmarks, but bonuses erased Medicare’s savings | Crain’s New York Business | 10/7/2019

… a bonus check. But once Medicare awarded $62.1 million to those 13 high-performing ACOs, it actually spent more than the savings achieved by the local provider networks. Nationally, Medicare came out ahead: 548 ACOs saved the federal government $1.7 billion. After bonus payments, Medicare saved $739.4 million. Since 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has run the Shared Savings Program to encourage health care provider networks to …

ACOs and Value Based Care: The Best of Times Or The Worst of Times? It Depends! | 10/7/2019

… CMS) and the industry had a difference of opinion as to how successful ACO’s were under the original model, and of course CMS won. The argument had to do with just how well the ACOs involved in the Medicare Shared Savings Program Track one participants were doing. For those new to this, the Track 1 model were the least risky model, with most ACOs choosing this upside risk or shared …

Westmed Medical Group Generates $15.3 Million in Savings for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) in 2018 Performance Year | PR Newswire | 10/7/2019

PURCHASE, N.Y. , Oct. 7, Westmed Medical Group , an award-winning multispecialty medical practice based in Purchase, NY , announced today that it has saved the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) more than $15.3 million in 2018. These savings come as a result of Westmed’s provision of high quality, integrated health care to more than 15,000 Medicare beneficiaries receiving care at Westmed. Westmed is one of only 548 Accountable Care …

ACO Success | 10/7/2019

… on an analysis of the program’s first six years of operation as well as lessons learned from testing of Medicare ACO initiatives by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center); the first ACOs began participation under the redesigned Shared Savings Program in July 2019. Pathways to Success will put ACOs on a quicker path to taking on real risk, with downside risk generally required after two years for …

Innovaccer Launches Its Web Interface Reporting Solution to Help Providers Overcome Quality Reporting Challenges | PR Newswire | 10/7/2019

… be measured, it could be referred to as the backbone of the ongoing value-based transformation of healthcare,” says Abhinav Shashank , Co-founder and CEO at Innovaccer. “To make this transformation seamless for the ACOs and providers, we have engineered reporting on top of our Data Activation Platform that not only smoothens the process of reporting but also empowers them in delivering the best quality of care.” Innovaccer recently launched …

Ochsner Accountable Care Network Announces More Than $12M in Savings for Medicare Beneficiaries | Business Wire | 10/7/2019

NEW ORLEANS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 7, 2019– The Ochsner Accountable Care Network, LLC (OACN) is pleased to report its 2018 savings results, which include a reduction in the expected cost of care by more than $12.87M for over 24,000 Medicare beneficiaries. The 2018 savings represented an 81% increase in savings per beneficiary and a 12% increase in total savings over 2017, resulting from collaboration and development of programs focused on …

Chairman’s File: ACOs improving quality, reducing costs | 10/7/2019

… Just last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported that the Medicare Shared Saving Program generated $739.4 million in total net savings in 2018 across 548 ACOs. Among other results, 93% of eligible ACOs earned quality improvement reward points, with ACOs showing the greatest improvements in preventive health measures. The MSSP is one exciting pathway to more effective, efficient care. No matter what path your organization pursues to achieve …

Innovista Health Solutions ACOs Improved Patient Outcomes and Maintained High Quality of Care Across the Board, Saving Over $24 Million in 2018 | PR Newswire | 10/4/2019

CHICAGO Innovista Health Solutions (Innovista) is pleased to announce that all of its partner ACOs participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) saved significantly in performance year 2018, each generating millions in bonuses for its participating physicians. These ACOs focus on providing high-quality, cost-effective care to an MSSP population of just over 34,000. Innovista ACOs saved over $550 more per member per year than the market average …

Methodist’s ACO is a Top Five Medicare Savings Organization | 10/4/2019

Share Post Methodist Health System’s Patient-Centered Accountable Care Organization saved $84 million since 2012, placing it in the top five in the country for ACOs, according to The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. ACOs have grown in popularity as insurance payers are looking for ways to reduce costs, pushing some of the risk onto the providers in order to incentivize efficiency and reduce unnecessary care. ACO deals are …

CMS Report: ACOs Save Billions for Medicare | 10/3/2019

… and shared loss payments, the savings came in at $739 million, according to the CMS report released Monday. That’s significantly higher than the $314 million CMS saved in 2017 with the program. In 2018, ACOs in the Medicare Shared Savings Program cared for 10.1 million beneficiaries. According to CMS, ACOs also had an average quality score of almost 93% in 2018, and ACOs that joined the program in 2016 or …

Vynca and Five Wishes Partner to Make Advance Directives Digitally Available Across the Care Continuum | PR Newswire | 10/3/2019

PALO ALTO, Calif. and TALLAHASSEE, Fla. , Oct. 3, Vynca , the nation’s leading advance care planning technology solution and Five Wishes , the country’s most preferred advance care planning program that allows people to make healthcare decisions before they are seriously ill, announced today a partnership that will offer Vynca clients the ability to digitally complete the Five Wishes advance directive document and make it available to caregivers and clinicians across the …

Local Accountable Care Organization Saves Medicare Nearly $3 Million | 10/3/2019

… an overall quality score of 97.95 percent in 2018. These financial and quality results were achieved through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Medicare Shared Savings Program. CHESS Value was one of nine ACOs in North Carolina to generate savings. ACOs are health care organizations that can provide better resources to and foster greater collaboration among health care providers. “The data we see year after year is proof that …

10 ACOs with the most shared savings in 2018 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/2/2019

Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs generated $739.4 million in net savings for the Medicare program across 548 ACOs in 2018, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced in Health Affairs Sept. 30 . The 2018 data shows quality improvement continued, and many of the previously observed cost trends continued. Top performers on spending tend to be in two-sided risk contracts, physician-led and low-revenue, according to Ms. Verma. These trends informed …

Medicare

Archway Health Offers First Patient Case Mix Analytics Tool for BPCI Advanced Participants | Business Wire | 10/9/2019

… providers strive to manage costs below in value-based payment programs – involve complex pricing methodology set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). With the introduction of BPCI Advanced in 2018, CMS began adjusting … OCM, and CJR. Archway also works with Medicare and commercial ACOs, self-insured employers, and commercial payers. To support these programs, Archway collaborates with organizations to analyze their opportunities and risks, and deploys a comprehensive …

CommonSpirit Health a Leader in Improving Quality and Outcomes for Patients while Reducing Medicare Spending by $39 Million | PR Newswire | 10/9/2019

CHICAGO CommonSpirit Health , a new nonprofit health system operating in 21 states, today announced it generated $39 million in savings to Medicare as well as $30 million in earned savings in 2018. As evidence of CommonSpirit’s commitment to providing the best in value-based care, the system’s 15 accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) also scored above the national average on quality with an …

Medicaid

Archway Health Offers First Patient Case Mix Analytics Tool for BPCI Advanced Participants | Business Wire | 10/9/2019

… strive to manage costs below in value-based payment programs – involve complex pricing methodology set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). With the introduction of BPCI Advanced in 2018, CMS began adjusting providers … OCM, and CJR. Archway also works with Medicare and commercial ACOs, self-insured employers, and commercial payers. To support these programs, Archway collaborates with organizations to analyze their opportunities and risks, and deploys a comprehensive …

Westmed Medical Group Generates $15.3 Million in Savings for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) in 2018 Performance Year | PR Newswire | 10/7/2019

Medicaid Services (CMS) more than $15.3 million in 2018. These savings come as a result of Westmed’s provision of high quality, integrated health care to more than 15,000 Medicare beneficiaries receiving care at Westmed. Westmed is one of only 548 Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in the country, whose health care providers participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) in order to improve the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries …

Shared Savings Program

Premier Inc. Statement on Medicare Shared Savings Program 2018 Results – Company Announcement - FT.com | Financial Times | 10/8/2019

Shared Savings Program (MSSP) for achieving nearly $740 million in savings in 2018. Achieving success in Medicare ACO models is difficult work with complex variables at play, especially in an environment of disjointed incentives. Premier’s Population Health Management Collaborative ACO members are consistently proving that establishing a well-planned, effective value-based care delivery process and model leads to success. We’re seeing ACOs that have access to timely accurate claims …

Population Health

Zen Healthcare IT Partners with IMAT Solutions to Enhance Health Data Exchange Offerings | PRWeb | 10/9/2019

… announces today that it has partnered with IMAT Solutions, a leader in delivering innovative, real-time, healthcare data management and population health reporting solutions. Through the partnership, Zen Healthcare IT’s Integration as a Service and … other IHE based healthcare data exchange standards. Health Information Exchanges, ACOs, payers and healthcare provider organizations rely on IMAT’s medical data management and decision support platform to manage patient and population health. Providers gain quick …

Artificial Intelligence Adoption and Investments Growing Rapidly Among Health Industry Leaders | Business Wire | 10/8/2019

… more than 165,000 people worldwide, Optum delivers intelligent, integrated solutions that help to modernize the health system and improve overall population health. Optum is part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH). For more information, visit www.Optum.com … four organization types: 1) Hospitals, including but not limited to ACOs and health systems; 2) Health Plans/Health Insurance Companies; 3) Life Sciences Organizations; 4) Health Care Employers, including but not limited to pharmaceutical and …

AMA

Burlington man charged with 1st-degree murder in shooting death of his wife: police | Yahoo News | 8/23/2019

… Rama Paramedic Services, described Grant’s death as a “Tragic senseless event … which lead to an untimely death of a wonderful human.” Hassberger added she was “Thinking of all the ACOs, paramedics and all first responders that had to respond and take the call for this. Please talk to and take care of each other.” Several emergency services unions also expressed their condolences on Twitter after the shooting. “Our hearts are …

Fashion and Feminist Icon Rebecca Minkoff, Tech Visionary Imran Khan of Verishop, and Health Empresario Lo Bosworth of Love Wellness to Close Yotpo’s Destination:D2C, September 12 in NYC | PR Newswire | 8/22/2019

… a community around female healthcare Imran Khan , Cofounder and CEO of Verishop and former CSO of Snapchat, on taking on Amazon to revive the joy of shopping Amit Shah , CMO of 1-800-Flowers, on keeping … notable brands in attendance include Bob’s Discount Furniture, Bokksu, FIGS, Lacoste, Marc Jacobs , Nautica, Peloton, Prose, Tarte, Fila, Tushy, UNTUCKit, BarkBox, BlueApron, Giorgio Armani , L’Oréal, and more. Yotpo is proud to count its partners in …

Health Management

Premier Inc. Statement on Medicare Shared Savings Program 2018 Results – Company Announcement - FT.com | Financial Times | 10/8/2019

Health Management Collaborative ACO members are consistently proving that establishing a well-planned, effective value-based care delivery process and model leads to success. We’re seeing ACOs that have access to timely accurate claims data in both the public and private sectors continue to drive forward the movement toward a successful value-based, wellness and chronic care experience as they improve quality, satisfaction and the total cost of care. We …

ACA

Research Roundup: Surprise Bills, ACOs and Mental Health Care | Kaiser Health News | 8/16/2019

… Over the same period, CMS made $76.2 million in prepayments and paid an additional $6.2 million in shared savings to ACOs in which shared savings exceeded the prepayments. After we accounted for this $82.4 million … Kaiser Family Foundation: The Effects Of Medicaid Expansion Under The ACA: Updated Findings From A Literature Review A substantial body of research has investigated effects of the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA …

Surprising New MacBook Pro Feature Offers Speedy Advantage | Forbes | 8/11/2019

… away in the background to improve the MacBook Pro . The latest confirmed feature under development will introduce FaceID to the macOS powered range of computers, offering more security and faster access to your laptop. In … unveils new products during a launch event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on October 30, 2018 (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images) Getty Two things to note. The first is that this is …

Department of Health and Human Services

Missouri Becomes Latest State to Deploy Eccovia’s Cloud-Based ClientTrack Platform to Manage Statewide Refugee Resettlement Programs | Business Wire | 9/4/2019

… task of navigating cultural, economic, and legal opportunities and expectations can quickly become unmanageable. Mr. Costigan explained that state refugee and immigration agencies must meet reporting requirements for MO-ORA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children & Families Office of Refugee Resettlement. Agencies need such solutions as they respond to new requirements for reporting and effective data management of caseloads. Carl Champagne, CEO of Eccovia …

Medicare Advantage

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to offer Individual Plans statewide in 2020 | PR Newswire | 10/1/2019

… Plus Strive – Metro Region), and Mayo Clinic (Blue Plus Southeast MN). The combined service areas of the five Blue Plus ACOs cover most Minnesotans across 77 of the state’s 87 counties. The five ACOs will … announcement does not apply to seniors enrolled in our Cost, Medicare Advantage or Medicare Supplement plans. Individual enrollment for 2020 coverage opens on November 1 . Benefit and premium details are available now at bluecrossmn.com . About …

ACOs to know | 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/20/2019

Here are 100+ ACOs to Know. Sponsored by: Premier Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,000 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 175,000 other providers and organizations … into a downside commercial risk contract for 28,000 beneficiaries of Medicare Advantage plans. Atrius Health (Newton, Mass.). Atrius Health is a nonprofit health system that cares for more than 745,000 patients in eastern Massachusetts. It …

Home Health

Nationally-Recognized Healthcare Attorney Joins Miami Health Enterprise As General Counsel | PRWeb | 8/8/2019

ACOs, home health agencies, hospitals, and academic medical centers. As general counsel for Genuine Health Group, he will assist the rapidly growing company with transactions related to physician engagements and home healthcare, as well as the complex arrangements Genuine Health is forging with managed care organizations and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). “Marc’s knowledge of the healthcare industry and his specific expertise working with managed care companies …

SPH Analytics Acquires DSS Research, Strengthens Market Position as the Nation’s Premier Health Plan Market Research and Experience Analytics Firm | PRWeb | 6/28/2019

ACOs), clinically integrated networks (CINs), home health and hospice agencies, dialysis centers, and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). The integration of these two proven industry leaders will facilitate expanded investment in experience analytics, empowering the client base with even greater insights, and when coupled with SPH Analytics Member and Patient Engagement solutions, will help accelerate quality and experience improvements. Amick continued, “I have the utmost respect for DSS Research and for …

Apple Health

Surprising New MacBook Pro Feature Offers Speedy Advantage | Forbes | 8/11/2019

It may not get top billing from Tim Cook, but Apple is working quietly away in the background to improve the MacBook Pro . The latest confirmed feature under development will introduce FaceID to the macOS powered range of computers, offering more security and faster access to your laptop. In this photo illustration, the MacBook Pro logo is displayed on an Apple MacBook Pro laptop on June 27, 2019 in San …

Back-To-School Shopping 2019: The Best Laptops, Tech and Gadgets | Forbes | 8/6/2019

Apple MacBook Pro Apple MacBook Pro Apple If you’re an Apple family rather than a PC pack, the MacBook Air is the popular choice for an ultra-portable macOS laptop. But you get a lot more for your money by choosing a MacBook Pro. The Pro has a quad-core processor, so it can multitask like a champ. It has up to 512GB of available SSD memory (the Air only …

Aledade

Aledade touts cost saving successes of its ACOs | Healthcare IT News | 10/2/2019

Aledade, which works with groups participating in the Medicare Shared Saving Program, announced its accountable care organizations saved Medicare more than $69 million in 2018, in part by deploying data analytics to improve care and reduce readmission rates. By focusing on proactive patient management and preventive care, the company recorded quality improvement and shared savings results in ACOs across the country, such as the Aledade Louisiana ACO, which reduced emergency …

Aledade Medicare ACOs Improve Quality of Care and Health Outcomes, Save Medicare Over $69 Million in 2018 | PR Newswire | 10/1/2019

BETHESDA, Md. , Oct. 1, Today, Aledade, Inc. announced that its Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) accountable care organizations (ACOs) improved care for over 300,000 beneficiaries and saved Medicare more than $69 million in 2018. Aledade ACOs have saved Medicare more than $120 million over four years, increasing the amount saved each year. In addition, Aledade’s model showed improvement through experience, with all of Aledade’s ACOs founded in 2016 earning shared …

InnovAccer

Innovaccer Launches Its Web Interface Reporting Solution to Help Providers Overcome Quality Reporting Challenges | PR Newswire | 10/7/2019

… the quality reporting process and leaves them with more time to actually focus on the quality of care. Continue Reading Innovaccer Innovaccer Inc. , the leading San Francisco -based healthcare data activation company, launched its GPRO … CEO at Innovaccer. “To make this transformation seamless for the ACOs and providers, we have engineered reporting on top of our Data Activation Platform that not only smoothens the process of reporting but also empowers …

The Leading Data Activation Company, Innovaccer Launches Its Solution for Seamless Provider Referral Management for Better Connectivity and Outcomes | PR Newswire | 8/29/2019

… fronts. According to a report added on the ‘Research and Markets’ website, the global referral management market is expected to increase at a CAGR of 22% during the timespan of 2016-2023. Continue Reading Innovaccer In order to eliminate these complications, Innovaccer Inc. , the leading San Francisco -based healthcare data activation company, today announced the launch of their Referral Management solution. The solution is aimed at assisting healthcare organizations to manage …

UnitedHealth

Value-based health insurer contracts growing in number, but not risk adoption | Modern Healthcare | 8/24/2019

… they are still more interested in filling hospitals beds,” said Dr. Anthony Nguyen, senior vice president of population health at UnitedHealthcare. The Minnetonka, Minn.-based insurer reports that nearly $75 billion in annual payments to … The model, called Blue Premier, puts health systems and their ACOs on the hook for penalties based on total cost of care and clinical performance. “We are already up to the 90th percentile on most …

Tenet To Spin-Off Conifer | Forbes | 8/7/2019

… for the spin entity. To put our valuation in perspective, in July 2018, Wall Street Journal had reported that the UnitedHealth Group Inc was interested in acquiring Conifer, with analysts estimating the value of the … addition, the company also owns, operates five accountable care organizations (ACOs) and 10 clinically integrated networks (CINs). Ambulatory Care Ambulatory Care segment comprised of the operations of USPI - acquisition and development of facilities primarily through …

SPH Analytics

SPH Analytics Announces its National APEX Quality Award Winners for Healthcare Excellence | PRWeb | 9/30/2019

SPH Analytics Announces its National APEX Quality Award Winners for Healthcare Excellence Share Article Healthcare organizations recognized for excellence in patient satisfaction and overall care We’re honored to partner with each of these healthcare leaders … Nexus™ Platform, providing insights and impact to integrated health networks, ACOs, hospitals, ambulatory care providers, physician groups, and health plans. SPH’s quality measure dashboards, financial risk measurement, healthcare survey and patient outreach solutions, and consulting …

SPH Analytics Acquires DSS Research, Strengthens Market Position as the Nation’s Premier Health Plan Market Research and Experience Analytics Firm | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 6/28/2019

ALPHARETTA, Ga. , June 28, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ – SPH Analytics, the top-ranked satisfaction measurement firm in the Health Plan market, announced today its acquisition of DSS Research, creating the nation’s premier member experience measurement and … including hospitals, physician practices, ambulatory surgery centers, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), clinically integrated networks (CINs), home health and hospice agencies, dialysis centers, and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). The integration of these two proven industry leaders …

Caravan Health

Caravan Health ACOs Save Medicare $58 million and Achieve Outstanding Quality Scores in 2018 | PR Newswire | 10/2/2019

KANSAS CITY, Mo. , Oct. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Medicare Shared Savings Program performance results released this week show Caravan Health accountable care organizations (ACOs) are leaders in savings and quality scores for another year. Caravan Health ACOs earned total savings for Medicare of $58 million , an increase over 2017 savings. The top Caravan Health performers saved enough money to earn $13.4 million in shared savings. Quality scores showed Caravan ACOs averaging …

Cerner

Two months after going private, Athenahealth trims workforce as part of reorganization | FierceHealthcare | 4/24/2019

… with Virence Health, the former GE Healthcare value-based care assets that Veritas acquired in 2018. Conference 13th Partnering with ACOS & IDNS Summit This two-day summit taking place on June 10–11, 2019, offers … of chairman and former GE CEO Jeff Immelt. UnitedHealth and Cerner were reportedly among those who submitted initial bids . When the company’s acquisition by one of its top investors was announced back in November, company …

EHR data increasingly used to inform clinical care decisions | Healthcare Dive | 4/19/2019

… of interoperability. Hospitals’ use of EHR data varied by vendor. While the vast majority of hospitals with Epic, Meditech and Cerner EHRs regularly used their data for tasks that inform clinical practice, that was not … EHR data use were in hospitals that didn’t participate in ACOs, at an average of 6.3. Recommended Reading …

Change Healthcare

Genesis Physicians Group Partners with Fibroblast to Optimize Patient Referral Management for Value-Based Care | PR Newswire | 6/4/2019

CHICAGO , June 4, Fibroblast , the industry leader in patient referral intelligence, today announced a new partnership with Genesis Physicians Group (Genesis), an Independent Physicians Association (IPA) based in Dallas, Texas with over 1,500 members. Genesis selected Fibroblast’s patient referral platform, to help both their primary care and specialty care physician members network with one another, focusing on providing both quality and efficiency in patient care. This new functionality is especially …

The Data Activation Company, Innovaccer, Launches InAPI - Healthcare’s Most Advanced API Product to Exchange Healthcare Data | PR Newswire | 6/3/2019

SAN FRANCISCO Healthcare organizations are riding the wave of digital disruption with increased adoption of applications to power patient centric-care, communications, and collaboration with peer organizations in the network. With this objective, they are seeking to integrate crucial information across the care continuum and establish interoperability among complex and disparate data systems - including legacy systems. Continue Reading Innovaccer There are over 200 EHRs in the US healthcare space, thousands …

GE Healthcare

Global Telemedicine Market 2019-2022: Expanding Reimbursement and Payment Opportunities | PR Newswire | 9/3/2019

… key players operating in the market. Some of the key players operating in the market are McKesson Corporation, Philips Healthcare, GE Healthcare Ltd., Cerner Corporation, IBM, Honeywell Life Care Solutions, AMD Global Telemedicine, Inc., Cisco … 4.3.2 Video Diagnostic Consultation 4.3.3 Remote Cardiac Services 4.3.4 More ACOs Using Technology to Improve Care and Cut Costs 4.3.5 Expanding Reimbursement and Payment Opportunities 4.4 Trends 4.4.1 Increasing Number of Retail Clinics and Employer …

The Data Activation Company, Innovaccer, Launches InAPI - Healthcare’s Most Advanced API Product to Exchange Healthcare Data | PR Newswire | 6/3/2019

SAN FRANCISCO Healthcare organizations are riding the wave of digital disruption with increased adoption of applications to power patient centric-care, communications, and collaboration with peer organizations in the network. With this objective, they are seeking to integrate crucial information across the care continuum and establish interoperability among complex and disparate data systems - including legacy systems. Continue Reading Innovaccer There are over 200 EHRs in the US healthcare space, thousands …

Evolent Health

Evolent Health Announces Second Quarter 2019 Results | PR Newswire | 8/7/2019

WASHINGTON Evolent Health, Inc. (NYSE: EVH ), a company providing an integrated value-based care platform to the nation’s leading physician and payer organizations, today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. Highlights from the second quarter of 2019 announcement include (all comparisons are to the quarter ended June 30, 2018): GAAP revenue of $192.0 million , an increase of 33.0%; Adjusted Revenue of $192.1 million , an increase of …

Evolent Health, Inc. (EVH) CEO Frank Williams on Q2 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 8/7/2019

Evolent Health, Inc. (NYSE: EVH ) Q2 2019 Earnings 5:00 PM Frank Williams - Co-Founder, CEO & Chairman John Johnson - CFO Nicholas McGrane - EVP, Corporate Performance Ryan Daniels - William Blair & Company Robert Jones - Goldman Sachs Group James … were providing our full suite of health plan services. Medicare ACOs that need to integrate solutions to effectively engage patients with chronic conditions, and comprehensive Oncology Specialty Management Services for Medicaid plan with rapidly rising …

Goldman Sachs

Evolent Health, Inc. (EVH) CEO Frank Williams on Q2 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 8/7/2019

… Williams - Co-Founder, CEO & Chairman John Johnson - CFO Nicholas McGrane - EVP, Corporate Performance Ryan Daniels - William Blair & Company Robert Jones - Goldman Sachs Group James Stockton - Wells Fargo Securities Sean Wieland - Piper Jaffray Companies Matthew Gillmor … were providing our full suite of health plan services. Medicare ACOs that need to integrate solutions to effectively engage patients with chronic conditions, and comprehensive Oncology Specialty Management Services for Medicaid plan with rapidly rising …

Tenet To Spin-Off Conifer | Forbes | 8/7/2019

… spin-off ratio, record date, when-issued date, distribution date and ticker are yet to be disclosed. THC has appointed Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC as financial advisor and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP as legal counsel … addition, the company also owns, operates five accountable care organizations (ACOs) and 10 clinically integrated networks (CINs). Ambulatory Care Ambulatory Care segment comprised of the operations of USPI - acquisition and development of facilities primarily through …

RBC Capital Markets

Community Health Systems’ (CYH) CEO Wayne Smith on Q2 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 8/6/2019

… Hingtgen – President and Chief Operating Officer Tom Aaron – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Conference Call Participants Frank Morgan – RBC Capital Markets A.J. Rice – Credit Suisse Josh Raskin – Nephron Research Brian Tanquilut – Jefferies Ralph … operating initiatives, including the transfer program, accountable care organizations or ACOs, inpatient investments, access points, patient connectivity, our service line enhancements and others, are helping to drive improved performance. On today’s call, I will talk …

Community Health Systems, Inc. (CYH) CEO Wayne Smith on Q1 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 5/1/2019

Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH ) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference Call May 1, 2019 11:00 AM ET Company Participants Ross Comeaux - Vice President of Investor Relations Wayne Smith - Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Tim Hingtgen - President & Chief Operating Officer Tom Aaron - Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Lynn Simon - President of Clinical Operations & Chief Medical Officer Conference Call Participants Frank Morgan - RBC Capital Markets A.J. Rice - Credit Suisse Josh Raskin - Nephron …

Spectrum Equity

Definitive Healthcare Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies for Third Consecutive Year | PRWeb | 8/29/2019

ACOs and HIEs; more than 4 billion commercial medical and Rx claims; 115,000 clinical trials; and 900 Canadian hospitals. The company’s data provides its 2,200+ clients with the analytics and insight needed to effectively segment and research the healthcare provider market. Definitive Healthcare is backed by Advent International and Spectrum Equity. For more information, or to trial the service, visit https://www.definitivehc.com/ . Media Contact …

Definitive Healthcare Raises and Donates Nearly $130,000 to Fund Cancer Research at Fourth Annual Jimmy Fund Golf Tournament | PRWeb | 8/28/2019

ACOs and HIEs; more than 4 billion commercial medical and Rx claims; 115,000 clinical trials; and 900 Canadian hospitals. The company’s data provides its 2,200+ clients with the analytics and insight needed to effectively segment and research the healthcare provider market. Definitive Healthcare is backed by Advent International and Spectrum Equity. For more information, or to trial the service, visit https://www.definitivehc.com/ . Media Contact …

Surge Private Equity

Iris Dorbian wrote a new post, Surge acquires Access, on the site PE Hub | 4/19/2019

Surge Private Equity has acquired Texas-based Access, a network of dentistry practices. The value of the deal was over $30 million. The seller was Dr. Tien Phan who will retain a “significant” stake in the business. Corbel Capital Partners provided the financing for the deal. PRESS RELEASE DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On 4/18/2019, Dallas-based Surge Private Equity (“Surge”) closed its acquisition of Texas-based Access Dental and Lacosta Dental …

Surge Private Equity Acquires Access Dental | Business Wire | 4/18/2019

DALLAS- On 4/18/2019, Dallas-based Surge Private Equity (“Surge”) closed its acquisition of Texas-based Access Dental and Lacosta Dental (“Access”) with financing provided by Corbel Capital Partners (“Corbel”). The transaction value was in excess of $30MM with seller Dr. Tien Phan retaining a significant equity stake in the business and Surge obtaining a majority position. Additionally, excess cash was placed on the balance sheet at close to immediately pursue …

Merrill Lynch

ApolloMed And Network Medical Management Announce Completion Of Merger And Listing On The Nasdaq Capital Market | PR Newswire | 12/11/2017

… full suite of solutions for physicians, independent physician associations (“IPAs”), medical groups, managed care organizations, hospitals and accountable care organizations (“ACOs”), including claims processing/adjudication, credentialing, contracting, and data collection, analysis and reporting. ApolloMed’s proprietary … milestones as we continue to build shareholder value.” Advisors BofA Merrill Lynch acted as exclusive financial advisor to ApolloMed. McDermott Will & Emery served as legal counsel to ApolloMed. Vantage Point Advisors acted as exclusive financial …

William Blair

Evolent Health, Inc. (EVH) CEO Frank Williams on Q2 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 8/7/2019

… 2019 Earnings 5:00 PM Frank Williams - Co-Founder, CEO & Chairman John Johnson - CFO Nicholas McGrane - EVP, Corporate Performance Ryan Daniels - William Blair & Company Robert Jones - Goldman Sachs Group James Stockton - Wells Fargo Securities Sean Wieland … were providing our full suite of health plan services. Medicare ACOs that need to integrate solutions to effectively engage patients with chronic conditions, and comprehensive Oncology Specialty Management Services for Medicaid plan with rapidly rising …

Premier, Inc. (PINC) CEO Susan DeVore on Q3 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 5/12/2019

… Alkire - President & COO Craig McKasson - CFO, CAO, Senior VP & Treasurer Conference Call Participants Michael Cherny - Bank of America Ryan Daniels - William Blair Stephanie Demko - Citi Sean Dodge - Jefferies Kevin Caliendo - UBS Charles Rhyee - Cowen Sean … health systems into these new models. As it relates to ACOs and the double-sided risk and the movement, in those models, we also think our health systems understand that CMS is going to move …

Symphony Technology Group

SPH Analytics Awarded MIPS Qualified Registry And QCDR Approvals | PRWeb | 1/3/2018

… Value™, and Population Engage™ solutions are built on the innovative Nexus™ Platform, providing insights and impact to integrated health networks, ACOs, hospitals, ambulatory care providers, physician groups, and health plans. SPH’s quality measure dashboards, financial … SPH Analytics is a portfolio company of the $3 billion Symphony Technology Group. For more information, call 1-866-460-5681 or visit SPHAnalytics.com …

SPH Analytics Releases Case Study Highlighting Success in Quality Measure Management for Commercial Risk Agreements | PRWeb | 12/29/2017

… Value™, and Population Engage™ solutions are built on the innovative Nexus™ Platform, providing insights and impact to integrated health networks, ACOs, hospitals, ambulatory care providers, physician groups, and health plans. SPH’s quality measure dashboards, financial … SPH Analytics is a portfolio company of the $3 billion Symphony Technology Group. For more information, call 1-866-460-5681 or visit SPHAnalytics.com …

Arsenal Capital Partners

Petsky Prunier Advises Hayes on its Sale to TractManager | Business Wire | 11/17/2017

NEW YORK- Petsky Prunier is pleased to announce it has advised Hayes, Inc., an industry leader in providing clinically-focused, evidence-based research and analysis to health plans, insurers, hospitals, healthcare systems, accountable care organization (ACOs), and government agencies, on its sale to TractManager, Inc., the healthcare industry’s largest supplier of strategic sourcing and contract lifecycle management (CLM) solutions, a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners. Hayes, based in Lansdale …

Morgan Stanley

Gerdau SA (GGB) CEO Gustavo Werneck on Q1 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 5/9/2019

Gerdau SA (NYSE: GGB ) Q1 2019 Earnings Conference Call May 8, 2019 1:00 PM ET Company Participants Gustavo Werneck - CEO Harley Scardoelli - EVP, CFO & IR Officer Conference Call Participants Daniel Sasson - Itaú Leonardo Correa - BTG Pactual Thiago Lofiego - Bradesco BBI Thiago Ojea - Goldman Sachs Group Caio Ribeiro - Crédit Suisse Gustavo Allevato - Santander Investment Securities Carlos De Alba - Morgan Stanley Petr Grishchenko - Barclays Bank Milton Sullyvan - XP Asset Management Operator Good …

Lumentum Holdings, Inc. (LITE) CEO Alan Lowe on Q3 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 5/8/2019

… Leopold - Raymond James Rod Hall - Goldman Sachs Alexander Henderson - Needham & Company Samik Chatterjee - JP Morgan John Marchetti - Stifel Meta Marshall - Morgan Stanley Thejeswi Venkatesh - UBS Troy Jensen - Piper Jaffray Richard Shannon - Craig-Hallum Timothy Savageaux … answer your first question, pluggable revenue. If you look at ACOs, ACOs are going to be pretty stable as network deployments continue and as existing networks light up more wavelengths, they’re going to continue to …

Veritas Capital

Two months after going private, Athenahealth trims workforce as part of reorganization | FierceHealthcare | 4/24/2019

… decrease bureaucracy and consolidate capabilities” as part of a reorganization just two months after the company was taken private by Veritas Capital. The company said the layoffs, announced to employees on April 23, would impact … assets that Veritas acquired in 2018. Conference 13th Partnering with ACOS & IDNS Summit This two-day summit taking place on June 10–11, 2019, offers a unique opportunity to have invaluable face-to-face time …

Healthcare private equity deals reach record levels in 2018 | FierceHealthcare | 4/23/2019

… valued at greater than $2 billion each, versus just four in 2017, and several mega deals. Conference 13th Partnering with ACOS & IDNS Summit This two-day summit taking place on June 10–11, 2019, offers … Healthcare for $9.9 billion and the acquisition of Athenahealth by Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital for $5.7 billion. A consortium of investment funds controlled by CVC Capital Partners bought Italian pharmaceutical group Recordati for …

HCA

AscellaHealth President and CEO Dea Belazi Named to FierceHealthcare’s New Editorial Advisory Council, Provides Insight on Healthcare News and Trends | Business Wire | 8/27/2019

BERWYN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug 27, 2019– AscellaHealth , a national Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) serving commercial, Medicare and Medicaid segments, is proud to announce that Dea Belazi, PharmD, MPH, president and CEO, AscellaHealth, will join industry luminaries on FierceHealthcare’s inaugural Editorial Advisory Council . FierceHealthcare, which aims to address issues and offer insights on the business of healthcare, has chosen 19 thought leaders from hospitals, insurers, physicians’ offices, ACOs, health IT …

Value-based health insurer contracts growing in number, but not risk adoption | Modern Healthcare | 8/24/2019

… they are still more interested in filling hospitals beds,” said Dr. Anthony Nguyen, senior vice president of population health at UnitedHealthcare. The Minnetonka, Minn.-based insurer reports that nearly $75 billion in annual payments to … The model, called Blue Premier, puts health systems and their ACOs on the hook for penalties based on total cost of care and clinical performance. “We are already up to the 90th percentile on most …

Community Health Systems

Why Community Health Systems Stock Jumped Today | Yahoo News | 8/28/2019

Why Community Health Systems Stock Jumped Today Keith Speights, The Motley Fool Reblog What happened Shares of Community Health Systems (NYSE: CYH) were trading more than 18% higher as of 3:50 p.m. EDT Wednesday. The … improving safety and quality, engaging more with Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), controlling expenses, and paying down debt. Investments in the healthcare sector are likely to be volatile over the next year, however, give the presidential …

Community Health Systems’ (CYH) CEO Wayne Smith on Q2 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 8/6/2019

Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH ) Q2 2019 Earnings Conference Call August 6, 2019 11:00 AM ET Company Participants Ross Comeaux – Vice President-Investor Relations Wayne Smith – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tim Hingtgen – President … operating initiatives, including the transfer program, accountable care organizations or ACOs, inpatient investments, access points, patient connectivity, our service line enhancements and others, are helping to drive improved performance. On today’s call, I will talk …

Kaiser Permanente

Better quality, lower costs when providers and payers share risk | Healthcare Dive | 4/15/2019

… only professional risk and full risk. The members comprised about 55 percent of the statewide commercial enrollment. The researchers excluded Kaiser Permanente since that integrated system’s more than six million members would “dominate the results … of the Medicare Shared Savings Program faster than hospital-led ACOs. A recent survey found that ACOs will leave bundled payment programs if forced to take on more risk. The National Association of ACOs found …

Here are 5 health stories to watch in Greater Washington in 2018 | The Business Journals | 12/18/2017

… are five stories you should be watching: 1. Serious health system expansion among major local players: Keep an eye on Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States. Under the leadership of President Kim Horn , the … Center and the future of health care east of the Anacostia River: The board of the District-owned hospital recently asked the city for $17.1 million in subsidies and to permanently close the hospital’s obstetrics …

Atlantic Health System

Atlantic Health System Helps Lead Discussion on Value of Accountable Care Organizations | 5/1/2019

Atlantic Health System Helps Lead Discussion on Value of Accountable Care Organizations May 1, 2019 Save Atlantic Health System, an integrated health care delivery system and operator of one of the country’s more successful Accountable Care Organizations (Atlantic Accountable Care Organization), recently joined ACO operators, experts and national health care leaders at the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) Spring 2019 Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The conference examined the role of …

Atlantic Health System Opens Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center | PRWeb | 12/19/2017

Atlantic Health System today announced the opening of the Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center at Atlantic Orthopedic Institute. The Center was developed to provide exemplary medical care and care management to adults and children with … sponsors the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, one of the larger ACOs in the nation, and Optimus Healthcare Partners …

Harvard Medical School

ACOs to know | 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/20/2019

Here are 100+ ACOs to Know. Sponsored by: Premier Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of more than 4,000 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 175,000 other providers and organizations … Israel Deaconess Care Organization is also affiliated with Boston-based Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital and provides several population health tools to its provider community. Bethesda Health Quality Alliance (Boynton Beach, Fla.). Launched in January …

ACO MODEL DELIVERS IMPROVED HEALTH CARE TO RURAL AREAS AND $48M SAVINGS TO MEDICARE | Globe Newswire | 7/11/2019

Harvard Medical School). Findings were published online in the New England Journal of Medicine . Supporting Rural Health Care CMS developed the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Investment Model (AIM) to improve health care delivery in rural and underserved areas. ACOs are groups of physicians, hospitals and other health care providers that participate in Medicare’s Shared Savings Program (SSP). The goal of the Shared Savings Program is for clinicians to deliver high …

Morristown Medical Center

Atlantic Health System Opens Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center | PRWeb | 12/19/2017

… experience for this group of patients.” Surgeons caring for patients at the Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center currently operate at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ and Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ. Both medical … sponsors the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, one of the larger ACOs in the nation, and Optimus Healthcare Partners …

Morristown Medical Center Recognized as Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group | PRWeb | 12/7/2017

Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, today announced it was recognized as a Top Teaching Hospital by The Leapfrog Group for the second consecutive year. The medical center is one of only 36 … sponsors the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, one of the larger ACOs in the nation, and Optimus Healthcare Partners …

Geisinger

Andy Slavitt ran Medicaid. He’s working with 28 health systems to fix it | FierceHealthcare | 5/6/2019

… department visits. Andy Slavitt Five health systems currently anchor the project: Advocate Aurora Health, Baylor Scott & White Health, Dignity Health, Geisinger and Providence St. Joseph Health. Called the Medicaid Transformation Project , the initiative kicked off … model, as well as a focus on accountable care organizations (ACOs). Studies indicated the CPC showed improvements in primary care delivery, but the program did not save CMS money overall. Current HHS Administrator Alex Azar …

HealthSouth

HealthSouth Reports Results for Third Quarter 2017 and Updates Full-Year 2017 Guidance | CNBC | 10/27/2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS), one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based patient care, today reported its results of … reconciliation payments attributed to various alternative payment models (e.g., BPCI; ACOs). The increase in hospice and other revenue primarily resulted from acquisitions completed in 2016. Adjusted EBITDA - Growth in Adjusted EBITDA primarily resulted from revenue …

St. Joseph Health

Andy Slavitt ran Medicaid. He’s working with 28 health systems to fix it | FierceHealthcare | 5/6/2019

… Slavitt Five health systems currently anchor the project: Advocate Aurora Health, Baylor Scott & White Health, Dignity Health, Geisinger and Providence St. Joseph Health. Called the Medicaid Transformation Project , the initiative kicked off last summer with … model, as well as a focus on accountable care organizations (ACOs). Studies indicated the CPC showed improvements in primary care delivery, but the program did not save CMS money overall. Current HHS Administrator Alex Azar …

Providence St. Joseph Health

Andy Slavitt ran Medicaid. He’s working with 28 health systems to fix it | FierceHealthcare | 5/6/2019

… Andy Slavitt Five health systems currently anchor the project: Advocate Aurora Health, Baylor Scott & White Health, Dignity Health, Geisinger and Providence St. Joseph Health. Called the Medicaid Transformation Project , the initiative kicked off last summer … model, as well as a focus on accountable care organizations (ACOs). Studies indicated the CPC showed improvements in primary care delivery, but the program did not save CMS money overall. Current HHS Administrator Alex Azar …

Health Net

The Kinetix Group (TKG) partners with the Ochsner Health Network (OHN) to present the Value Summit 2019 | PR Newswire | 8/15/2019

NEW YORK , Aug. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – The Kinetix Group (TKG) is proud to partner with the Ochsner Health Network (OHN) to present the third annual Value Summit on September 19-20, 2019 in New Orleans, with … Innovation Center, CMS Leaders from health systems, accountable care organizations (ACOs), hospitals, group practices, payers, employers, and life science companies from across the U.S. are registered to attend. “The Kinetix Group is proud of its …

The Kinetix Group (TKG) partners with the Ochsner Health Network (OHN) to present the Value Summit 2019 | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 8/15/2019

NEW YORK , Aug. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – The Kinetix Group (TKG) is proud to partner with the Ochsner Health Network (OHN) to present the third annual Value Summit on September 19-20, 2019 in New Orleans, with … Innovation Center, CMS Leaders from health systems, accountable care organizations (ACOs), hospitals, group practices, payers, employers, and life science companies from across the U.S. are registered to attend. “The Kinetix Group is proud of its …

Humana

The Kinetix Group (TKG) partners with the Ochsner Health Network (OHN) to present the Value Summit 2019 | PR Newswire | 8/15/2019

Humana Leah Binder , President & CEO, The Leapfrog Group David Buchanan , MD, Chief Clinical Officer, Oak Street Health John Kennedy , MD, President, AMGA Foundation; Chief Medical Officer, AMGA Adam Boehler , Senior Advisor to the Secretary, CMS, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Innovation Center, CMS Leaders from health systems, accountable care organizations (ACOs), hospitals, group practices, payers, employers, and life science companies from across the U.S. are registered to attend. “The …

The Kinetix Group (TKG) partners with the Ochsner Health Network (OHN) to present the Value Summit 2019 | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 8/15/2019

Humana Leah Binder , President & CEO, The Leapfrog Group David Buchanan , MD, Chief Clinical Officer, Oak Street Health John Kennedy , MD, President, AMGA Foundation; Chief Medical Officer, AMGA Adam Boehler , Senior Advisor to the Secretary, CMS, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Innovation Center, CMS Leaders from health systems, accountable care organizations (ACOs), hospitals, group practices, payers, employers, and life science companies from across the U.S. are registered to attend. “The …

Aetna

Questions employers in Kansas City have about health insurance | The Business Journals | 10/2/2019

… health outcomes for employees. “When you talk about the cost to employers, we’ve reached a tipping point,” said John Stockton, Aetna’s market head of sales. “The United States spends 19% of its economy on health … is through value-based care seen in accountable care organizations. ACOs, made up of health care providers who agree to become responsible for the outcomes of a patient population, shift the payment model toward providers …

Dan Mendelson Joins Audacious Inquiry’s Board of Directors | PR Newswire | 5/14/2019

… at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC . He previously served on the boards of Coventry Healthcare (sold to Aetna in 2013), PharMerica Corporation, and HMS Holdings. Mr. Mendelson is the fifth member of … and smart health information exchange among physicians, hospitals, health plans, ACOs, MCOs, and public health agencies across ten US states. Ai is raising the bar for how health data is shared, managed, and protected. SOURCE …

Cigna

Cigna and Arcadia to Share Strategies for Health Plans to Effectively Support Physicians with Actionable Insights at RISE West | Business Wire | 9/6/2019

… BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 6, 2019– Population health management leader Arcadia.io announced today it will partner with Top 10 health plan Cigna and its subsidiary CareAllies to educate healthcare leaders on how health plans can effectively … The industry event brings together senior leadership from health plans, ACOs, and other healthcare organizations to discuss current trends and technologies in risk adjustment and quality performance. During the conference, attendees will be able to …

CareAllies Rated #1 Consultative Partner for Physician Organizations Transitioning to Value-Based Care Models | Business & Finance | manchestertimes.com | Business Wire | 8/20/2019

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug 20, 2019– CareAllies, a Cigna (NYSE: CI) company, was named the top-rated Value-Based Care (VBC) Consultant for Physician Practices for a second consecutive year by Black Book Market Research, an independent health care market research company. The rating measures client satisfaction across five VBC functions: clinical transformation, financial transformation, care coordination, accountable care contracting and risk share models. “CareAllies works side-by-side with …

Wellcare

Passive Social Health Surveillance Has Role in Keeping Vulnerable Populations Out of the Hospital Says AJMC® Study | Business Wire | 8/20/2019

… and social service referral data from January 1, 2013, through October 19, 2017, for 27,189 individuals who were insured by WellCare Health Plan’s Medicaid managed care and Medicare Advantage programs and who had access to … could also be a useful tactic for accountable care organizations (ACOs), the authors noted, because ACOs represent a risk-based financing model of delivering healthcare. The study highlights the potential for nonclinical organizations to support …

Centene reports 40% revenue boost in Q1 amid plans to purchase rival WellCare | FierceHealthcare | 4/23/2019

… the fundamentals of the business that will drive long-term shareholder value, irrespective of headline volatility.” Conference 13th Partnering with ACOS & IDNS Summit This two-day summit taking place on June 10–11, 2019, offers … Centene’s first quarter was its plans to purchase rival insurer WellCare in a deal valued at more than $17 billion. Centene projects that deal to close in the first half of 2020, though it’s still …

The Health Plan

Passive Social Health Surveillance Has Role in Keeping Vulnerable Populations Out of the Hospital Says AJMC® Study | Business Wire | 8/20/2019

… services such as food programs, transportation or medication assistance or needed a social service that was not a part of the health plan benefit, such as financial assistance and health literacy programs. Co-author Nnadozie … could also be a useful tactic for accountable care organizations (ACOs), the authors noted, because ACOs represent a risk-based financing model of delivering healthcare. The study highlights the potential for nonclinical organizations to support …

Evolent Health, Inc. (EVH) CEO Frank Williams on Q1 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 5/8/2019

… groups, exploring their next step in the value-based care journey. We have a targeted set of solutions to engage ACOs with clinical support infrastructure to help them succeed in value-based reimbursement arrangements. Increasingly … in all aspects of operations in an effort to insulate the health plan as much as possible from potential rate volatility in the future. These improvements are needed in addition to the recent rate increase …

Centene Corp

Centene reports 40% revenue boost in Q1 amid plans to purchase rival WellCare | FierceHealthcare | 4/23/2019

Apr 23, 2019 7:20am Centene reported its first-quarter earnings on Tuesday morning. (Getty/monsitj) Centene Corporation posted a significant boost in earnings and revenue over the first quarter of 2019 compared to a year … shareholder value, irrespective of headline volatility.” Conference 13th Partnering with ACOS & IDNS Summit This two-day summit taking place on June 10–11, 2019, offers a unique opportunity to have invaluable face-to-face time …

3 Outperformers from Health Insurance in 2017 | Zacks | 1/3/2018

… and membership growth. Companies like WellCare Health Plans Inc. ( WCG - Free Report ) , Anthem ( ANTM - Free Report ) , Humana ( HUM - Free Report ) , Centene Corp. ( CNC - Free Report ) have kept raising their full-year guidance at the end … this cost issue with the help of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Despite the challenges, the industry has gained nearly 40.6% for 2017, outperforming the S&P 500 average of 20%. The HMO industry is among …

Wellcare Health Plans

3 Outperformers from Health Insurance in 2017 | Zacks | 1/3/2018

… performance in 2017, with most of the top players clocking solid top line, bottom line and membership growth. Companies like WellCare Health Plans Inc. ( WCG - Free Report ) , Anthem ( ANTM - Free Report ) , Humana ( HUM - Free Report … this cost issue with the help of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Despite the challenges, the industry has gained nearly 40.6% for 2017, outperforming the S&P 500 average of 20%. The HMO industry is among …

3 Outperformers from Health Insurance in 2017 - January 3, 2018 - Zacks.com | 1/3/2018

… performance in 2017, with most of the top players clocking solid top line, bottom line and membership growth. Companies like WellCare Health Plans Inc. ( WCG - Free Report ) , Anthem ( ANTM - Free Report ) , Humana ( HUM - Free Report … this cost issue with the help of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Despite the challenges, the industry has gained nearly 40.6% for 2017, outperforming the S&P 500 average of 20%. The HMO industry is among …

Fidelis Care

Healthy Alliance Independent Practice Association, Innovative Health Alliance of New York, and Fidelis Care Join Forces to Improve Health by Addressing Social Determinants of Health | PR Newswire | 9/23/2019

… N.Y. , Sept. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Healthy Alliance Independent Practice Association (IPA), Innovative Health Alliance of New York , LLC (IHANY), and Fidelis Care are partnering to provide critical funding and careful coordination of services to Medicaid … a central point of contact to connect medical providers, CBOs, ACOs such as IHANY, and managed care organizations such as Fidelis Care , together. By serving as a central point of contact between these diverse organizations …

USMM Announces Participation in Successful CMS Shared Savings Program | PR Newswire | 11/1/2017

… Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2016 performance year results for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). U.S. Medical Management (USMM) was a participating ACO, saving CMS $44.5 million in 2016 … expected benefits of the acquisition of Health Net, Inc. or Fidelis Care. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate only to historical or current facts. Without limiting …

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Of New Jersey

Why Hospitals Should Fear Blue Cross Primary Care Centers | Forbes | 4/18/2019

… Sanitas centers in several Florida markets with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida , the state’s largest health insurer, and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey where centers are expanding. Florida Blue executives … and operated primary care clinics to form accountable care organizations (ACOs), a proliferating value-based care model that contracts with health insurers to improve quality, lower costs and allows the providers involved to keep any …

Bill Clinton

Jeffrey Epstein, shamed financier accused of sex trafficking, in 300 words - BBC News | 8/20/2019

… of luxury properties around the world and socialised with, among others, Britain’s Prince Andrew and US Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton. He was also known for liking young girls. Allegations have emerged in recent … recently led to the resignation of US Labour Secretary Alex Acosta. What do we know about his death? Medical examiners say Epstein died as a result of suicide by hanging in his cell on 10 …

UPDATE 1-Three more women sue Epstein’s estate over alleged abuse | Yahoo News | 8/20/2019

Bill Clinton. His 2007 non-prosecution agreement has been widely criticized as too lenient. Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, who oversaw the deal as U.S. Attorney in Florida, resigned from his post after Epstein’s arrest. (Reporting By Brendan Pierson in New York; Editing by Andrea Ricci …

Mick Mulvaney

Trump Turnover: “Easier to make moves when they’re acting” | CBS News | 7/27/2019

… his paperwork was sent to the Senate. Two cabinet jobs remain unfilled in the Trump White House. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta resigned earlier this month after questions about his handling of a sex crimes case … has yet to be named. White House Chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, who has cabinet-level rank, is also serving in an acting capacity. With Acosta’s departure, 15 of Trump’s cabinet agencies will now be …

Trump likely to tap Scalia’s son for Labor chief - POLITICO | 7/19/2019

… efforts on campaign finance reform was the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. His nomination comes a week after Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta was forced to resign over a lenient 2008 plea agreement for wealthy sex offender … Cotton spoke to Barr, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, and other top White House officials to recommend Scalia for the Cabinet post. Eliana Johnson and Theodoric Meyer …

Nancy Pelosi

Deepfake videos pose a threat, but ‘dumbfakes’ may be worse | Yahoo News | 7/19/2019

Nancy Pelosi that made her appear impaired garnered more than 2 million views on Facebook in May. In November, then-White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted a sped-up video of CNN reporter Jim Acosta that made him look more aggressive than he was during an exchange with an intern. Her post received thousands of retweets. The fact that these videos are made so easily and then widely shared …

Sunday Trail Markers: Will California try to kick Trump off the ballot? | CBS News | 7/15/2019

… it is done,” the president wrote . “These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!” MUELLER WAS … tumultuous work week for the Trump administration. Labor Secretary Alex Acosta came under fire for his handling of the Jeffrey Epstein case and ultimately resigned, saying his role in the matter a distraction from the …

William Barr

UPDATE 1-Three more women sue Epstein’s estate over alleged abuse | Yahoo News | 8/20/2019

William Barr to criticize “serious irregularities” at the facility, and to remove the acting chief of the federal Bureau of Prisons. Epstein, a registered sex offender, once socialized with U.S. President Donald Trump and former President Bill Clinton. His 2007 non-prosecution agreement has been widely criticized as too lenient. Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, who oversaw the deal as U.S. Attorney in Florida, resigned from his post …

Florida Prosecutors Who Misled Epstein Victims Now Worried About His Accomplices’ Rights | Yahoo News | 8/14/2019

… Acosta , broke the law and tried to “mislead the victims to believe that federal prosecution was still a possibility.” Florida prosecutors have not yet responded to the Does’ filing. Earlier this week, Attorney General William Barr said Epstein’s cronies are not in the clear. “Let me assure you that case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein,” Barr said at the National Fraternal Order of Police’s biennial …

Tim Cook

Apple’s Dangerous MacBook Pro Banned From Flying, Get Ready For Airport Chaos | Forbes | 8/18/2019

… laptops due to concerns over the lithium ion battery and the potential to catch fire , owners of any 15-inch macOS powered laptops face an uncertain and chaotic landscape if they try to fly with … this has the potential to become a serious issue for Tim Cook. It just needs one MacBook Pro battery to catch fire and and a video to go viral, and the visual impact will be …

Seema Verma

10 ACOs with the most shared savings in 2018 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/2/2019

Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs generated $739.4 million in net savings for the Medicare program across 548 ACOs in 2018, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced in Health Affairs Sept. 30 . The 2018 data shows quality improvement continued, and many of the previously observed cost trends continued. Top performers on spending tend to be in two-sided risk contracts, physician-led and low-revenue, according to Ms. Verma. These trends informed …

Why Verma is now celebrating Obama-era ACOs - POLITICO | 10/1/2019

… passing through O’Hare or cruising around Iowa. Grabbing the newsletter baton tonight: Adam Cancryn ( [email protected] ). Driving the Day WHY SEEMA VERMA IS CELEBRATING THE ACO PROGRAM NOW — The CMS administrator on Monday said that … this year. And Verma wasn’t alone in her criticism of ACOs. Researchers and other critics have said that it’s been tough to track ACO-related savings, since Medicare beneficiaries can switch providers. They’ve also worried …

George W. Bush

Trump’s ‘chopper talk’ puts media on the defensive - POLITICO | 8/22/2019

… them to announce major developments, such as the departures of chief of staff John Kelly and Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta. He told reporters earlier this month how he received a “very beautiful” letter from … of the reasons Trump has surpassed his five predecessors — Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan — in fielding questions from reporters during their first 30 months in office, according to …

Trump to Nominate Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary Job | MSN | 7/19/2019

… and Michael Crowley © Stephen Voss Eugene Scalia in 2012. Mr. Scalia, who was a top Labor Department lawyer in the George W. Bush administration, is a partner in the Washington office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher … July 19, 2019 If confirmed, Mr. Scalia will replace Alexander Acosta, who was distrusted by anti-labor conservatives during his two and a half years in the job. He said last week that he would …

Robert Mueller

House votes to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt | Yahoo News | 7/17/2019

Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian election interference. More: House Judiciary Committee sets Wednesday contempt vote for Attorney General William Barr President Donald Trump, Attorney General William Barr, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan and FBI Director Christopher Wray attend the 38th Annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service on May 15, 2019, in Washington, DC. More The criminal contempt citations, which …

Jeffrey Epstein’s indictment is just the tip of the iceberg (Opinion) - CNN | 7/16/2019

… of Jeffrey Epstein has already been seismic: Epstein, a well-connected billionaire, is currently behind bars, and Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has tendered his resignation. And this is just the start. The signs are all … the House Judiciary Committee, how would you question special counsel Robert Mueller? Mueller has made clear he does not want to go beyond the four corners of his report. While there is no legal justification …

Kamala Harris

What to watch today: Fed downplays comments, Trump to nominate Scalia, and Iran rebuts White House | Yahoo News | 7/19/2019

… son of late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, to be the next Labor secretary. If confirmed, Scalia would replace Alex Acosta, who is stepping down after criticism of how he handled a sex abuse case … Warren appear together. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris will face off again the second night, following the last debate that weakened Biden’s outlook. (Washington Post) The We Company, parent of shared …

Fed’s dignal, Trump to nominate Scalia, and Iran rebutes White House | CNBC | 7/19/2019

… son of late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, to be the next Labor secretary. If confirmed, Scalia would replace Alex Acosta, who is stepping down after criticism of how he handled a sex abuse case … Warren appear together. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris will face off again the second night, following the last debate that weakened Biden’s outlook. (Washington Post) The We Company, parent of shared …

Joe Biden

What to watch today: Fed downplays comments, Trump to nominate Scalia, and Iran rebuts White House | Yahoo News | 7/19/2019

… son of late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, to be the next Labor secretary. If confirmed, Scalia would replace Alex Acosta, who is stepping down after criticism of how he handled a sex abuse case … Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren appear together. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris will face off again the second night, following the last debate that weakened Biden’s outlook. (Washington Post) The We …

Fed’s dignal, Trump to nominate Scalia, and Iran rebutes White House | CNBC | 7/19/2019

… son of late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, to be the next Labor secretary. If confirmed, Scalia would replace Alex Acosta, who is stepping down after criticism of how he handled a sex abuse case … Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren appear together. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris will face off again the second night, following the last debate that weakened Biden’s outlook. (Washington Post) The We …