A Dip in MSSP ACO Numbers, But Up Is the Direction in ACO Reach, CMS Announces

January 17, 2023

CMS announced today that 456 accountable care organizations (ACOs) will participate in Medicare Shared Savings Plan program in 2023, a decrease from the 483 ACOs that participated last year. But 132 ACOs have signed up to participate in the ACO REACH, an increase from 99 last year.

Price and End Points. For Cancer Drugs, There Is a Disconnect, Research Finds

October 31, 2022

Overall survival is considered a more definitive end point. But according to Vinay Prasad, M.D., M.P.H., and colleagues , drugs approved based on progression-free survival and overall response rate were priced higher than those approved based on overall survival.

Gregory Warren Discusses Measuring Value and Scaling Up Value-Based Contracting

September 13, 2022

Thus far, value-based contracts for prescription drugs has not been transformative because of the scalability challenge for payers, explained Gregory Warren, FSA, FCA, MAAA, partner and consulting actuary with Axene Health Partners.

Low-revenue MSSP ACOs Produced Better Results in 2021 Than High-revenue ACOs: CMS

August 30, 2022

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released results today showing that on a per capita basis, the net savings for low-revenue accountable care organizations (ACOs) was higher than the net savings for high-revenue ACOs.