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Evidence of Savings in Accountable Care Organizations and Cancer Care

Approximately 10 percent of Medicare spending is for cancer care, and Medicare spending is nearly four times higher for beneficiaries with cancer than in those without the disease. Little is known about how to curb spending growth while maintaining or improving quality of care for these high-risk, high-cost patients. Researchers from The Dartmouth Institute for [...]

Factors linked to creation of accountable care organizations

Regions of the U.S. where doctors and hospitals are consolidated into large networks are more likely to have accountable care organizations, medical practice structures intended to improve medical care and cut costs, according to a new RAND Corporation study. The findings may help policymakers craft new policies to accelerate growth of accountable care organizations, a [...]

Healing Cuts For Medicare

The challenge of lowering payments for care following acute hospitalization while safeguarding patient outcomes will require vigilant monitoring Medicare payment reforms mandated in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for postacute care have great potential to lower costs without harming patients, a new study reports. However, researchers caution, policymakers will need to be vigilant to ensure [...]

Partnering With ACOs Boot Camp, 4-5 December 2012, Philadelphia, PA

Partnering with ACOs Boot Camp, hosted by conference organizer ExL Pharma, will be taking place December 4-5, 2012 at the Inn at Penn, A Hitlton Hotel, Philadelphia, PA. As the dust settles after the Supreme Courts upholding of the Accountable Care Act, the life science and device industries are scrambling to determine how they fit [...]

3rd Annual Medical Management In Medicare Advantage: Payer/Provider Collaborative Care Summit, 13-15 August, 2012, San Diego, CA

With over 200 attendees at our launch event, our Collaborative Care Summit has established itself as one of the premier Medical Management conferences. This August in San Diego, CA our 2012 program will continue to provide the “next generation” medical management tactics that Health Plans, Hospitals and Physician Group’s require in the current economic climate. [...]