Some strategies are showing promise but require time for real change to occur. Recent CMS moves may be slowing the momentum.The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) should continue refining existing alternative payment models that are showing genuine long-term promise, says an industry consortium...

Value-based payment and care has left a powerful and indelible footprint on the U.S. economy. Widescale provider and payer investment in IT infrastructure and personnel to support alternative payment models, an infusion of venture capital support into new technology-based third-party partners, and innovative employer arrangements...

As healthcare leaders look for ways to create value-based payment models, many organizations are implementing ACOs. HCTTF said there are more than 900 ACOs that cover about 32.4 million lives in the U.S. The report highlights ACOs’ experience by evaluating proficiency across key activities, educating organizations...

  The Health Care Transformation Task Force interviewed high-performing Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to assess structures and strategies that led to their success. Although each organization had differing approaches and experiences, common themes emerged in three major categories: 1) Achieving High-Value Culture, 2) Proactive Population Health...