You won't want to miss this upcoming webinar on HCPLive about Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and the future of health care. Listen as David Harlow, author of the Health Blawg, speaks about ACOs and bundled payments.
The webinar will be held on:
Thursday, October 27, 1:00-2:00PM (ET).
For more details, you can go here.
In the future (starting tomorrow!) health care providers will have to do more with less. Total reimbursement by both public and private sector payors is dropping, and the metrics for success are changing. Instead of thinking about this as a zero-sum game, payors and providers are moving away from fee-for-service payment systems to bundled payment systems. The health reform law spells out one such program in detail -- the ACO, or shared savings, program -- and created the CMS Center for Innovation, and funded it with $25 billion. The Center for Innovation’s mandate is to run experiments on how to do more with less, and to scale up successful experiments quickly.