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Advance for Health Information Professionals • January 2017

A C O S Risk-Sharing in the Future What’s ahead for shared savings and other models By Cheryl McKay, RN, PhD The only constant in healthcare is change. With that said, even given the uncertainties that lie ahead with a new administration, it’s likely that upside and downside risk-sharing models— including shared savings programs—are here to stay. Population health-focused models such as accountable care organizations (ACOs) have become increasingly popular, as both government and private payers engage providers to share the potential rewards and risks that come with a focus on decreasing costs while maintaining care quality. It’s likely that even with healthcare policy changes on the horizon, the move to value-based care will continue to gain momentum. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has THINKSTOCK 11 ADVANCE FOR HEALTH INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS / ACOS JANUARY 2017


Advance for Health Information Professionals • January 2017
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