Accountable Care Communities

HSC follows healthcare reform initiatives around the country. Today, I want to highlight some major changes happening in Virginia as a result of the recently awarded State Innovation Model Grant. A core strategy of Virginia’s SIM grant is the formation of what are called Accountable Care Communities, or ACCs. Now, ACC is a relatively new

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Risk Management for Accountable Care Organizations

By now, we all know that new accountable care delivery models requiring providers to work together across the continuum of care have the potential to create better care and outcomes for patients at lower costs. But did you know that adding multiple pla…

Comparison of MSSP ACO models before and after 2015 Final Rule

  Track1, One-Sided Risk Model pre-2015 Final Rule Track 1, One-Sided Risk Model under 2015 Final Rule Track 2, Two-Sided Risk Model pre-2015 Final Rule Track 2, Two-Sided Risk Model under 2015 Final Rule Track 3, New Two-Sided Risk Model under 2015 Final Rule Next Generation ACO (NGACO)  Assuming Risk First agreement period under one-sided model.

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The New CMS 2015 Final Rule for the Medicare Shared Savings Program: What does it mean for the future of Accountable Care Organizations?

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released the long-awaited Final Rule for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”) on June 4, 2015.  The Final Rule made changes to the MSSP aimed at improving the Program in a number of ways to encourage current Accountable Care Organizations (“ACOs”) to remain in the Program and

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Let’s Talk Accountable Care: Interview with John Chessare, M D

HSC expert Carson Porter interviews John Chessare, M.D., the President and CEO of GBMC HealthCare System in Baltimore. Under Dr. Chessare’s leadership, GBMC is at the forefront of patient-centered care, incorporating Patient-Centered Medical Homes and one of the first MSSP-certified ACOs in Maryland into its delivery system. Presented by Healthcare Solutions Connection.

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