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Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 04, 2014

Health insurer Universal American Corp., which has partnered with 34 Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) accountable care organizations (ACOs) in the last three years to offer financial and analytical support in exchange for a share of future savings, said last month it will cut loose an undisclosed number of those ACOs due to poor financial performance. For its June issue, a leading consultant interviewed by Atlantic Information Services, Inc.s ACO Business News (ABN) posits other reasons for Universal Americans decision to drop certain ACOs.

Leavitt Partners L.L.P. Director of Research David Muhlestein tells ABN that some of the organizations who didnt want to follow the Universal American game plan may get cut there could have been some personal disagreements there. Universal Americans approach has leaned heavily on impacting the cost of care in the short term by cutting certain care-related expenses, rather than on investing in care management systems and strategies that could cost more up front, but pay dividends down the road, Muhlestein explains.

However, some of the problems with individual ACOs performance could be related more to the benchmarks assigned to them by CMS, which are based on prior year spending for their specific ACO members, than to differences in care coordination philosophy, he adds. Those that were assigned easy-to-hit benchmarks have an advantage over those with more difficult benchmarks, and Universal American may be culling those that cant meet the benchmarks, Muhlestein says.

Asked to respond to Muhlesteins comments, Universal American Chairman and CEO Richard Barasch tells ABN that they are pure speculation on [Muhlesteins] part and contain several inaccuracies about our ACO strategy and Medicare Advantage business.

Universal American President and Chief Financial Officer Robert Waegelein tells ABN that the company will detail which ACOs are affected when it reports second-quarter financial results around the beginning of August. The company is waiting for final 2013 results from CMS to make its own final determinations on which ACOs stay and which will go.

We want to be very clear: Were still very much a firm believer in MSSP, Waegelein says. However, he adds, we want to invest in whats working and cease investment in whats not.

Visit http://aishealth.com/archive/nabn0614-01 to read the article in its entirety.

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ACO Business News delivers timely news and business strategies on accountable care organizations for physicians and provider groups, hospitals, health plans and their advisers. The monthly newsletter covers the latest industry actions to design and create ACOs, results that are already being achieved by ACO-like entities, and HHS regulations and guidance on this provocative new trend in health care. Featuring the pros and cons of various strategies for different types of organizations, ACO Business News is designed to help readers avoid the pitfalls ahead and transform exciting ACO opportunities into winning business strategies. Visit http://aishealth.com/marketplace/aco-business-news for more information.

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Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is a publishing and information company that has been serving the health care industry for more than 25 years. It develops highly targeted news, data and strategic information for managers in hospitals, health plans, medical group practices, pharmaceutical companies and other health care organizations. AIS products include print and electronic newsletters, websites, looseleafs, books, strategic reports, databases, webinars and conferences. Learn more at http://AISHealth.com.







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Question by rebelchild: obama vs. mccain with universal health care?
what is obama’s universal health care against mccains??

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Answer by acwildes
Universal health care will raise everybody’s taxes so that the government can provide your healthcare. That is not the role of government. Government’s role is to protect its citizens, not give everyone health care. I pay enough taxes and don’t want to pay more for health care for anyone else.

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Question by rebelchild: obama vs. mccain with universal health care?
what is obama’s universal health care against mccains??

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Answer by acwildes
Universal health care will raise everybody’s taxes so that the government can provide your healthcare. That is not the role of government. Government’s role is to protect its citizens, not give everyone health care. I pay enough taxes and don’t want to pay more for health care for anyone else.

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Question by eagle: If “Universal Health Care” is passed is it fair that out elected officials should have a different plan?
If “Universal Health Care” is so good, why is it not good enough for our elected officials? Is something wrong here?

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Answer by lawgirl
You will have a choice. They should have the same choice as you. It isn’t that it is so great, it is that it is better than what many people have. That’s like saying government officials should live on the same amount that people on welfare should.

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Question by c_chavez17: How can the United States impose universal health care service such as those from Canada?
With the recent health care reform being discussed in Congress today, how can we here in the US have a health care service such as that of Canada or other countries where health care is very affordable?

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Answer by doinou
That would be a dump set back. Why would we want to do that? You obviously have no knowledge of their system. The come to the US for serious care. Where do we go?

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Question by Shahnn: Should President Obama lower the requirements for practicing medicine once Universal Health Care passes?
Once Universal Health Care is approved, everyone will enjoy the same health care rights regardless of their financial status. This is going to introduce MILLIONS of new patients into the system requiring more doctors and nurses to provide adequate care. Don’t you think the requirements for practicing medicine should be lowered to accommodate the demand? Say, 3 month course to achieve nurse certification, 6 month course to achieve general practice/doctor certification and 1 year course for doctors that want to perform surgeries?

We need to plan ahead to minimize the wait times. This would be an excellent way to ensure there is adequate resources on hand.

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Answer by Captain James T. Bong
Obama is a low requirement..

How do you think he became President?

The Left have no standards.

They would suck anything…they are soo stup!d

Sarah 2012

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