Rural Health Resources by Topic: Accountable Care Organizations
Bridging The Home-Based Primary Care Gap In Rural Areas
Discusses challenges with offering home-based primary care (HBPC) in rural communities for older adults and people with disabilities, notably workforce shortages, insufficient infrastructure, and funding. Offers HBPC redesign suggestions with these challenges in mind, discussing community health workers, technology and telehealth, leveraging community resources and partnerships, training, scope of practice laws, payment models, and infrastructure investments.
Author(s): Ginny Rogers, Montgomery Smith, Jonathan Gonzalez-Smith, Robert S. Saunders Citation: Health Affairs Forefront Date: 02/2024 Type: Document view details
AHIP Value-Based Care Workgroup
Presentation slides from a January 23, 2024, presentation to the AHIP Value-Based Care Workgroup. Provides an overview of rural healthcare. Discusses rural-relevant engagement and rural value-based care and payment model design considerations. Highlights examples of rural providers successfully participating in value-based payment programs, including Medicare Shared Savings Programs and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).
Date: 01/2024 Type: Presentation Slides Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value view details
Shared Savings Program Fast Facts
Provides summary statistics on the Medicare Shared Savings Program as of January 1, 2024. Offers data on the number of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), assigned beneficiaries, total earned shared savings, and quality scores each year since 2012; the number and percent of ACOs in each track; and more. Includes information on ACO participants, including the number of Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) participating in the program.
Date: 01/2024 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services view details
Evaluation of the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (NGACO) Model: Final Report
Sixth and final evaluation report on the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (NGACO) Model. Summarizes findings from across all six performance years (2016-2021) and explores how participating entities responded to the model and how they did or did not achieve model goals. Presents information on cumulative model-wide impacts on Medicare spending, utilization, and quality of care; variations in model outcomes by organization characteristics; spending patterns of beneficiaries served by NGACOs; population health strategies and pathways to reduced spending; lessons learned; and more. The appendices include data on community and beneficiary characteristics, including rurality.
Findings at a Glance, Technical Appendices
Date: 01/2024 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, NORC at the University of Chicago view details
MedPAC Payment Basics
Series of briefs providing an of Medicare payment systems. Covers payments systems including Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), Critical Access Hospitals (CAH), Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics, hospital acute inpatient services, and more.
Date: 10/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission view details
Rural Health: Pathway to Progress
Presents insights and perspectives from four rural healthcare leaders. Describes strategies for overcoming workforce challenges, increasing access to specialty care, and addressing cost pressures. Requires registration to download.
Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Reuters Events view details
Health Panel Comment Letter - 2024 Physician Fee Schedule and Medicare Part B Proposed Rule
Comments offered in response to a July 13, 2023, Federal Register proposed rule revising the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Includes discussions on telehealth services, services addressing health-related social needs, advancing access to behavioral health services, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
Date: 09/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel view details