The National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) Fall 2018 conference kicked off with a discussion about MSSP ACOs relationships with private payers.
The strategy is payer-neutral – take care of patients regardless of the payer.
According to NAACOS more than 20 million lives are covered under commercial Medicare and Medicaid, and a majority are tied to population health programs.
Quality metrics continue to be a hurdle to value-based care as does the affordability of commercial products.
Read more about the discussion on commercial payers during the conference from AJMC
Panelists also shared successful innovative initiatives that have been developed by their accountable care organizations (ACOs). What worked and what did not was the focus of the conversation led by Debbie Welle-Powell, chief population health officer, Essentia Health. Learn more here