What Is the Financial Impact of Accountable Care?

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financial impact of affordable care

What Is the Financial Impact of Accountable Care?

The healthcare system is the target of several payment and delivery system reforms. The Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model promotes restructure. systems. It encourages higher quality care and lower costs. These groups of physicians, hospitals, and others work together for the financial and quality outcomes. This shift in risk from the insurer to the healthcare […]


The Latest Trends in the World of ACOs You Need to Know

Technology and legislation. They are always evolving and changing the world of ACOs. It’s been about a decade ACOs became part of the fabric of U.S. health care. The model has proved so valuable that the drive for further improvements and savings is strong. So, what’s on the horizon in the ACO world? How can […]

Social Security

Would Obama’s Call for SS Expansion Affect Disability Social Security?

On June 1, 2016, President Barack Obama called for the further expansion of the Social Security program, particularly to support retirees. Saying that “fewer and fewer people have pensions they can really count on,” Obama said that officials should work for the program’s greater “long-term health” and make it more “generous” for “today’s retirees and […]

Zika Virus

With Eligibility for Medicaid, You Can Now Get Care Against Zika Virus

The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) announced on June 1, 2016 that Medicaid funds can now be used to help combat the Zika virus. This virus, transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes, causes fever, rashes and joint pain in adults. It is rarely a cause of death, but has serious health consequences […]

Louisiana Expands Bayou Health Medicaid Managed Care Program

Louisiana Expands Bayou Health Medicaid Managed Care Program

Louisiana Expands Bayou Health Medicaid Managed Care Program, Ditches Shared Savings Model Beginning in February 2015, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) revamped Bayou Health, its Medicaid managed care program. The changes are portrayed as next steps in the evolution of the relationship between Medicaid and MCO’s and the adoption of Medicaid managed care […]

Hospital Revenue Cycle Management—Time is Now for Value-Based Systems

The need to transition to a value-based payment system has turned the traditional healthcare reimbursement model on its head. In a recent Healthcare Finance article, KPMG—one of the largest professional services companies in the world—announced that 74 percent of healthcare providers are now in the beginning stages of investing in the method. Pete Ash Pete […]

Social Security Disability and More: Value-Based System Implementation

All over the world, healthcare systems are struggling with cost recovery despite the hard work of well-intentioned and well-trained healthcare providers. Countless fixes have been tried—error reduction, fraud prevention, practice guidelines enforcement, electronic medical records, etc. Yet none has been able to fulfill their ‘big picture’ promise. As such, healthcare leaders and policy makers needed […]

What Is Revenue Cycle Management Bound To Be Like when ICD-10 Exists?

With the closing in of the ICD-10 implementation date of October 1, 2015, a lot of concerned parties ask, “What is revenue cycle management bound to be in the foreseeable future?”. With all the speculations going on leading to ICD-10’s implementation, authoritative entities like the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have set things […]

Get the Helpful New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options

By all indications, the Affordable Care Act and the new Health Insurance Marketplace coverage options are effective in making quality healthcare more accessible to a greater number of Americans. Reporting on recent government statistics, the Montgomery Advertiser said, “As of midnight Feb. 15, about 11.4 million Americans selected Marketplace plans or were automatically re-enrolled, including 8.6 […]

Social Security Disability Benefits for People with Kidney Disease

Kidney disease prevents the kidneys from cleansing the blood fully. According to Palm Beach Post, “one out of three Americans is currently at high risk for developing kidney disease”. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention place the number of Americans suffering from chronic kidney disease at 20 million. If a kidney disease […]

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