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Archive for October, 2017

Delivery system reform hampers ACO progress on risk-based contracts

Icon Written by Alex on October 16, 2017 – 9:54 am

Accountable-care organizations are participating more and more in risk-based contracts, but that progress has been stalled by sluggish care-delivery changes, a new survey suggests. Roughly 50% of ACOs are involved in at least one downside risk contract, such as shared savings and capitation contracts, according to a Leavitt Partners and National Association of ACOs report recently published [...]



Hawaii Medicaid waiver seeks reimbursement for helping house the homeless

Icon Written by Alex on October 2, 2017 – 6:40 pm

Hawaii has asked the CMS to help it care for chronically homeless people more efficiently by addressing a major social determinant of health: housing. The state’s waiver asks for federal reimbursement for Hawaii’s efforts to help homeless Medicaid recipients find and maintain housing. Both states and providers are looking for new ways to address social issues that [...]