Britain’s National Health Service is taking a good look at how Americans do ACOs. But the move toward accountable care in England has already gotten mired in disputes (and confusion) about what organizational form it should take and whether current proposals are legal.
CMS continues to push on measuring and reporting information from the consumer perspective for Medicare Advantage and Part D contracts. Others will follow, and we can expect more emphasis on member-reported outcomes and experience measures across all lines of business.
Vertical integration may make sense in the era of value-based care. But will the combinations limit patient choice–and pass antitrust muster?
Massachusetts plans scored highest. Other New England states in the top 10 included Rhode Island (ranked second), Maine (third), New Hampshire (sixth), and Vermont (eighth). The Midwest states were also well represented in the top 10 with Wisconsin (fourth), Minnesota (fifth), and Iowa (10th) making the cut.