Texas ACO aims to improve quality of care

Premier Management Company accountable care organization (ACO) in North Texas saw much success in 2016. This 400-physician ACO was ranked 12th in shared-savings earnings among national Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACOs, and it experienced a 200% increase in shared-savings … Continue reading

Your ACO needs the right EHR: Consider these 11 features

EHR for ACO

With payers embracing value-based reimbursement, more and more physicians are participating in accountable care organizations (ACOs). ACOs are formed when a group of healthcare providers (primary care physicians, specialists, hospitals, non-physician providers) come together and collectively agree to become responsible … Continue reading

5 reasons you should consider joining an ACO

Consider Joining and ACO

In today’s era of value-based healthcare, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are right at home as they strive to provide quality, efficiency, and healthy outcomes for patients. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), ACOs include networks of … Continue reading

Small practice or ACO, focus remains on patient care

ACO patient care

It’s not your imagination. If you feel like there are fewer solo physician practices these days, you’re right. Physicians in practices of nine or less dropped from 40.1% to 35.3% from June 2013 to December 2015, according to researchers who studied the Medicare Physician Compare public use datasets from that time period.

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