New Rural Health Briefs Released
The Rural Health Value team recently released a new policy brief:
Medicare Shared Savings Program: Rule Changes and Implications for Rural Health Care Organizations
A summary of the changes made to the Medicare Shared Savings Program taking effect January 2023 and 2024. This Rural Health Value analysis outlines how the changes would reduce barriers to participation for potential or reentering ACOs that operate in rural contexts.
Related resources on the Rural Health Value website:
- Catalog of Value Based Initiatives for Rural Providers – One-page summaries describe rural-relevant, value-based programs currently or recently implemented by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), primarily by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).
- MaineHealth ACO – Integrating and Using Data to Support Care Delivery – A predominantly rural network of hospitals and clinics in Maine integrates clinical and claims data to support improvements in care delivery and target patient needs as part of their Accountable Care Organization.
- Vermont’s All-Payer Accountable Care Organization Model – Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center’s (MAHHC) Experience – Vermont’s dominant payers have partnered to test an alternative payment model statewide that requires health care organizations like MAHHC to innovate health care delivery and achieve shared goals. Participation in the ACO has allowed MAHHC to implement strategies to better meet community needs ranging from prevention to complex care management.
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