Healthcare News & Insights

The ‘path to success’ for ACOs requires data they can use

Leaders of both hospital- and physician-led ACOs know inherently that value-based care depends on analyzing the data available to them – from the many different IT systems in which their participating physicians operate – to make strategic business decisions that result in optimal patient outcomes and reduced costs. Acquiring usable, actionable data from so many […] [MORE]

What you should consider before joining an ACO

Before your facility links up with partners to join an accountable care organization (ACO), leaders need to consider several important factors — like if it’s really worth the effort.

What does the ‘next generation’ of ACOs mean for hospitals?

What can hospital executives expect under the new Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model, and how does it compare to the other models? 

Hospitals explore bundled care: Does one price fit all?

With accountable care organizations (ACOs) being all the rage these days under the Affordable Care Act, some hospitals are partnering with insurers in some innovative ways to promote pricing transparency with patient care.

Study: Accountable Care Organizations provide little to no savings

If your hospital is part of an accountable care organization (ACO), don’t count on any type of bonus payment coming your way for helping to lower costs.

Medical liability premiums down for most docs

Very few costs are decreasing these days, but here’s a big one that is, for most healthcare providers: liability insurance premiums.