Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Selects Care New England for Five-Year $3.9 million Cooperative AgreementCare New England (CNE) announced it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as the recipient of one of only 32 national Accountable Health Communities model grants, awarding an anticipated $3.9 million for the five-year initiative focused on ensuring high-risk Medicare & Medicaid patients have access to high-quality health care services while also achieving cost savings.
Integra Community Care Network to Participate in Medicare Next Generation Accountable Care Organization ModelThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that Integra Community Care Network, LLC, (Integra) will participate in the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model effective January 1, 2017.
Integra Community Care Network: Medicare Shared Savings Program Performance Year 2015 Quality and Financial ResultsThe Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced the 2015 performance year results for the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model that show physicians, hospitals and health care providers participating in Accountable Care Organizations continue to make significant improvements in the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries, while achieving cost savings.
When we think of improving our health system, we look at three things -- quality of care, access to care and cost of care. The Affordable Care Act has helped to address access, but we’re still working hard on the other two pieces.
Many patients have multiple chronic diseases, like heart disease and diabetes, that won’t go away. They often need multiple medications to manage their conditions and visit the emergency room frequently, because of their regular need for urgent care. For many of them, it’s physically exhausting just to get to their doctor’s office.