FLAACO? What’s That?’

by Gregg A. Masters, MPH First there was section 30222 prescribed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), which added section 1899 to the Social Security Act that requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish the [Medicare] Shared Savings Program (MSSP), see: ‘Summary of Final Rule Provisions for Accountable CareOrganizations under the Medicare […]

Three Reasons Your ACO Will Likely Fail

by Gregg A. Masters, MPH I’ve seen this before, and many times at that, see: 6 Reasons Your ACO Will Fail (A Series), Any One Will Do.‘ While some continue to debate and attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the underlying market dynamics on which the vision of ‘Accountable Care‘, the triple aim or […]

Your Comment is in Moderation: ‘Why ACO Savings Aren’t About Location.’

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH We’re having an interesting exchange over at The Healthcare Blog where Health Care Policy Lead at Aledade, Inc. Travis Broome posted a piece titled: ‘Why ACO Savings Aren’t About Location.’ I chimed in with some ‘contextually pro’ ACO thoughts with some significant push back by industry veteran, author, consultant, economist and […]

Farzad Mostashari MD Unbundles the ‘Healthcare Borg’ at Engage

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH I have been following the career of Dr. Mostshari since his tenure at ONC as Director of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Upon learning of his launch of the startup ACO management company Aledade, we posted some thoughts here and here. Yesterday at MedCity Media’s […]

IPA 2.0 the Preferred ACO Chassis?

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH Earlier his morning I received an email from a colleague watching the ACO space for one of his clients. He wanted to draw my attention to an announcement by a Northern Virginia based company that supports physicians in independent practice. He also offered his client as commentator on the significance […]

Catching Up with Farzad Mostashari, MD: An Aledade Preview at HiMSS 2014?

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH The HealthInnovation Media footprint was again on the ground at Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2014 in Orlando, Florida. One of the privileges I enjoy as producer and creator of all digital content generated is I get to tag interesting people to put in front of the camera including […]

Meet Aledade An ACO Management Company Putting Docs at the Head of The Table

By Gregg A Masters, MPH When Farzad Mostashari, MD not too long ago sported a Federal business card his principal mission was to stimulate and evangelize the adoption of electronic health records (EHR) in his capacity as the lead official for the Office of the National Coordinator for HealthIT (ONC). This important market transformational role was […]