• BRG Spotlight on Lowering Costs through Value-Based Care

    Berkeley Research Group analysis highlights accountable care models that have lowered costs. The review shows that almost all accountable care organization (ACO) models and many specialty care models have saved money for the Medicare program.

  • BRG Spotlight on Improving Access through Value Based Care

    Berkeley Research Group shares a new analysis of evidence showing that accountable care initiatives expand access to health care services. The report indicates that “continued investment in [value-based care] can further these access gains as payment models are adjusted for long-term financial sustainability.”

  • A4H Highlights the Impact of Accountable Kidney Care Models on Health Outcomes

    This one-page resource document compares fragmented, fee-for-service care for people with kidney disease to whole person care available through accountable care delivery models. Accountable kidney care models are improving people’s health care experiences and outcomes while lowering costs.

  • A4H APM Bonus Extension Legislation Comparison

    A4H has prepared a comparison table showing the different legislative proposals to extend the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act advanced alternative payment model (APM) bonus. As a reminder, the 5% bonus expired last year and Congress extended the bonus for a single year at 3.5%. Absent Congressional action, the bonus will expire. A4H is urging lawmakers to pass an extension of the bonus for the 2024 performance/2026 payment year by the end of the year.

  • Berkeley Research Group’s Transitioning to Value-Based Care: Financial Implications for Providers and Policymakers

    Successful value-based care initiatives have proven they can deliver better care for patients at lower costs and can be attractive to individual physicians, clinicians, and delivery systems. As a result, policymakers have set goals to expand provider participation in these initiatives.

  • Calendar Year (CY) 2024 Physician Fee Schedule – Summary of Select Provisions

    CMS released a final rule on CY 2024 Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment and Coverage Policies; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Continued Implementation of Requirements for Manufacturers of Certain Single-dose Container or Single-use Package Drugs to Provide Refunds with Respect to Discarded Amounts; Medicare Advantage; Medicare and Medicaid Provider and Supplier Enrollment Policies; and Basic Health Program.

  • Glossary of Terms

    A glossary of terms to assist with understanding more about accountable care.