Toward Accountable Payment

Where the Medicare ACOs are, August edition

by Rob Lazerow

With less than a month before the National Population Health Symposium, the Advisory Board's first national meeting dedicated to navigating the transition to population health, our team is putting the final touches on the agenda—and developing prep materials to help you speak the lingo of accountable care and population health.

Where the ACOs are now

To start, here's the updated version of our popular Medicare ACO map. The map reflects the decisions of nine Pioneer ACOs to leave the program (check out our recent "Being a Pioneer Isn’t for Everyone" map).

Of the nine organizations leaving the Pioneer ACO Model, seven are applying to move to the lower-risk, lower-reward Medicare Shared Savings Program. The remaining two organizations—Presbyterian Healthcare Services in New Mexico and Plus, a partnership between North Texas Specialty Physicians and Texas Health Resources—are ending their Medicare ACOs altogether.

Then, join me for a webconference on Sept. 4, "Path to Population Health: Payment Reform 101," for a crash course on accountable care terms and the current state of Medicare's payment reform programs—so you'll be able to speak and understand population health managers' lingo.

More than 200 leaders from hospitals, health systems, medical groups, and post-acute care providers have already registered for the National Population Health Symposium.

Don’t miss this unparalleled educational and networking opportunity—and stay tuned for our lineup of guest speakers and our short list of must-read articles.


Join us for the Inaugural National Population Health Symposium

Is your organization participating in one of the CMS's payment transformation programs? Register for the National Population Health Symposium to hear from our experts and collaborate with other participants. Learn more and register.


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Meet the Author

Rob LazerowRob Lazerow
Practice Manager
Health Care Advisory Board