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The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released performance data for its Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO) participants in 2016, and the response has been both skeptical and positive. In this Health Affairs blog, Evolent Health's VP of Payer Partnership Solutions Chris Dawe and Senior Director of Clinical Research and Development Nico Lewine discuss the success of two-sided risk ACOs through five compelling charts.
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In its November 2017 issue, Accountable Care News asked four industry thought leaders for their responses to the question “What are the most effective strategies for achieving value-based reimbursement?” Evolent Health’s Medicare ACO Solutions President Frazer Buntin’s response appeared in the publication’s “Thought Leaders’ Corner.”
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After Congress's failure to make substantial progress with repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act over the summer, the future of health care reform remained unclear. With Congress now back in session for the fall, pressure is mounting from both Republicans and Democrats to stabilize the existing legislation in advance of determining whether the ACA is here to stay long-term. But is a bipartisan compromise truly possible? It will all depend on the outcome of September's HELP Commitee hearings. 
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After failing to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) earlier in the year, Congress returns to session this September with health care reform on the mind. Bipartisan efforts to stabilize the existing legislation could prevail, or the deep partison divide could continue to impend progress. Either way, this month will provide insight into what the next year of health care policy will look like.
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At the CAPG Annual conference this year, Evolent hosted a panel discussion titled Population Health and Managing Delegated Risk: Lessons Learned by Four Providers. Participating panelists shared lessons learned from their own experiences implementing value-based care at their organizations, which include Hill Physicians Medical Group, Deaconess Health System, St. Luke's ACO and Carilion Clinic. 
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