More Hospitals Ditch Pioneer ACO for Next Gen Model

Despite reaping millions in savings, even more Pioneer accountable care organization (ACO) model participants have chosen to exit the program by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Two Massachusetts hospital systems, Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice and Steward Health Care Network, announced they are leaving the Pioneer ACO model. Now, at least half of the […]

Editor’s Picks: Top 10 Largest Home Health Providers

Here in Chicago this week, the Cubbies had us down in the dumps when they missed out on their chance to make it to the World Series, but we stayed strong to keep you up to date on the top-10 largest home health providers. Our readers also explored the latest departures in the Centers for […]

Pioneer ACO Bites the Dust, Cites Post-Acute Constraints

After three years of mixed results, the pilot program for accountable care organizations (ACOs) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has lost nearly half its original participants. In a move that reflects the continued turbulence in getting ACO programs off the ground, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, a New Hampshire-based nonprofit academic health system, announced it […]