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10/22/2014

CMS ACO Investment Model

The ACO Investment Model is an initiative designed for organizations participating as accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program). The ACO Investment Model is a model of pre-paid shared savings that builds on the experience with the Advance Payment Model to encourage new ACOs to form in rural and underserved areas and current Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs to transition to arrangements with

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10/8/2014

CMS Proposes Additional ACO Quality Measures for 2015

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9/29/2014

WayPoint Healthcare Advisors Clients Among the Very Top ACO Performers

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released final first year quality and financial performance results for the Medicare Accountable. Care Organizations (ACOs). WayPoint Healthcare Advisors is pleased to announce that two of its clients were among the very top performing ACOs that experienced significant shared savings. Among 220 eligible ACOs, WayPoint client Memorial Hermann ACO in Houston, Texas was the number one Medicare Shared Savings

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9/29/2014

CMS Announces MSSP ACO Performance…

  WayPoint breaks down the winners and losers by state, start date, track 1 vs track 2,  advance payment program participants, and quality reporting results.  

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9/26/2014

Achieving Structural Change: Moving Patients from Healthcare Bystanders to Engaged Consumers

Patient engagement plays a vital role in improving patient health and lowering healthcare costs. But how do you encourage patients to move them from healthcare bystander to engaged consumers? Read this white paper to learn more.

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9/26/2014

A Systematic Approach to Patient Engagement

No time to read a white paper? Take a look at this infographic for a visual rundown of how to coordinate key touch points, deliver a consistent message and be prepared for variables along the way. Read more.

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8/1/2014

Employer-Driven ACOs: The Next Big Thing?

Last month, Boeing announced that it is working with ACOs to provide what they believe will be better quality and more affordable care to 27,000 Puget Sound-area employees and some 3,000 retirees. Boeing is the first employer to sign up with the ACO offered jointly by Providence Health & Services and Swedish Medical Center. This approach is believed to be advantageous because the middleman (the payer) is taken out

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8/1/2014

Using a Premortem to Uncover ACO/CIN Implementation Challenges – First in a Series

A Premortem is based on prospective hindsight – imagining that an event has already occurred – to help identify potential problems early on. READ MORE

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6/26/2014

Moving Patients from Healthcare Bystanders to Engaged Consumers

“Engaged” patients don’t just happen. Patient engagement requires an active provider organization (practice), an active health system, and an active community. It is misleading to think that we can achieve the level of patient engagement necessary to truly impact our quality and financial goals without a systematic approach. Read More

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6/26/2014

Overcoming Skepticism with Public Reporting: A Real Life Example

Many consumers are skeptical of CINs/ACOs because they are largely unproven. Public reporting to demonstrate services and value can be used to counter this skepticism. Last month we saw a real life example as Texas Health Resources (THR) unveiled its quality metrics. The initial data released includes 15 quality indicators composed of about 200 clinical metrics. THR cited the following benefits of public reporting: Patients and families are provided

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