Singh, "Ant Colony Optimization (ACO
) based Routing Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN): A Survey," International Journal of Advanced Computer Science & Applications, 2017.
And what have you learned around the process of prospectively assessing financial risk for ACO
The agency noted that another 83 ACOs
in the Shared Savings Program and two Pioneer ACOs
generated savings in 2015 but did not qualify for bonus payments.
In addition to these data, providers within the ACO
contribute HCAHPS survey data and potentially clinical data from electronic health record systems.
The agency said that a Medicare ACO
could be tax-exempt because it moves forward "the charitable purpose of lessening the burdens of government."
He notes that shared savings models have shown some success, but primarily, "they provide the opportunity to test a variety of models, and they have encouraged a range of provider systems to embark on the ACO
path, ranging from those that are the most well-developed and able to take on greater accountability to those that are just getting started."
participating in the Medicare Shared Savings program, improvement was shown in 27 of 33 quality measures, including patients' ratings of clinicians' communication, patients' ratings of their doctors, screening for tobacco use and cessation, screening for high blood pressure, and EHR use.
is any value-driven organization that has cared enough to take a look inward and assess their business, rather than simply responding to external requirements and stimulus that have traditionally come from payers.
CMS officials have announced the change in a set of Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO
final regulations that's set to appear in the Federal Register Tuesday.
Performance for Pioneer ACO
populations was shown to be better in terms of patient-reported timely care and clinician communication, the investigators found.
In terms of structure and operations, all ACOs
are different, Nimsky said, noting there are insurance company-driven and employer-driven ACOs
, such as a recent announcement by Boeing to begin working directly with ACOs
with no insurance company involved.
receives contracting authority from the DCMA headquarters or a designated official through the issuance of a Standard Form 1402, Certificate of Appointment, also known as a warrant.