Given changing reimbursement incentives and collaborative models for physicians and hospitals, Greg Mertz, managing director of Physician Strategies Group, LLC, discusses why the Congressional proposal "Better Care, Lower Cost Act" of 2014 is financially more attractive to providers than ACO models and whether he thinks it will be passed.
also deconstructs CMS'
recently reported financial results for such health reform delivery initiatives as Medicare ACOs, Pioneer ACOs, and the Physician Group Practice demonstration, and weighs in on which, if any, model he
considers the most sustainable.
helped healthcare organizations assess which value-based healthcare delivery model is right for their organization during Physician Alignment: Which Model Is Right for You?, a February 19th, 2014 workshop at 1:30 p.m. Eastern.
To avoid missing other opportunities inherent in the ACO model, payors and providers shouldn't get hung up waiting for CMS's rule for Medicare accountable care organizations, advises Greg Mertz, senior project director with the Healthcare Strategy Group.
In this podcast, Mertz
has advice for both providers and payors on how to maximize participation in an ACO
provided a critical analysis of CMS's
anticipated final rule on Medicare Shared Savings and how it will impact commercial ACOs during a 45-minute webinar on April 21, 2011, Assessing ACO Business Opportunities in the Medicare and Commercial Markets, sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network