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ACOS

American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.
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The study data come from a convenience sample of 16 MSSP ACOs that an insurance firm founded in 2012, the year that CMS first launched ACOs (Table 1).
Clinical outcomes are the most telling measure of ACO success, according to 83 percent of responding ACOs;
Commercial ACOs are far more likely--41 percent versus 19 percent--to include one or more hospitals, and to be jointly led by physicians and hospitals (60 percent versus 47 percent).
On the quality side, the mean quality score among Pioneer ACOs increased to 92% in 2015, the fourth year of the program, up from 87% in 2014.
This reporting lag, in fact, puts ACOs at a very real risk of failure.
The benefits of ACOs as health care shifts to value-based models were discussed by two pharmacists this year at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting.
One important component is that Medicare ACOs are "not captive," notes Jennifer Searfoss, founder and chief executive officer at SCG Health.
Q: For those ACOs that are seeing improvements on both the revenue side and patient care, is there a common trend in terms of the approach they're taking?
Some parties that commented on the draft regulations asked CMS to let shared savings ACOs continue to use reinsurance as a proof-of-capacity option.
Nyweide and his colleagues said that decreases in spending growth may have been greater in the first year as the ACOs focused first on management of high-cost patients, savings that may have been harder to sustain the following year.
Today, there are more than 360 ACOs serving about 5.
The expectation is that ACOs will improve health care for older adults, and that this will result in Medicare savings because better care that avoids duplication and errors usually costs less.