MedeAnalytics Posts Two-Minute Video "America's Need for Accountable Care"

Video is Latest in Series of "Two-Minute Drill" Videos on Healthcare Policy Issues Related to Recent Legislation and Pending Congressional Action

Jan 30, 2013, 07:00 ET from MedeAnalytics

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MedeAnalytics, a leading provider of healthcare performance management solutions, has posted a new two-minute video titled "America's Need for Accountable Care".  The video, which examines U.S. healthcare system costs, projected increases, and overall effectiveness, makes the case that accountable care organizations (ACOs) are a significant vehicle for reducing costs and improving quality.


ACOs: The Most Ambitious Healthcare Delivery Reform
"There is consensus that unsustainable healthcare costs— fueled primarily by growth in Medicare spending—are the main driver of our nation's debt," says Ken Perez, MedeAnalytics' director of healthcare policy and senior vice president of marketing. "The federal government is trying to transform the healthcare system from predominantly fee-for-volume to fee-for-value through several delivery reforms, including ACOs, which are arguably the most ambitious healthcare delivery reform. ACOs support former CMS Administrator Donald Berwick's 'triple aim' of better care for individuals, better health for populations, and slower growth in costs."

Perez predicts that in the future there will be a patchwork of multi-payer ACOs, involving both public and private payers. "This allows the costs and benefits of the ACO to be spread across a broader population and, without cost shifting, and helps reduce total societal costs for healthcare—not just the costs for Medicare and Medicaid," he says.

Video Series Frames Issues for Busy Executives
MedeAnalytics' "Two-Minute Drill" videos, supported by graphics illustrating key concepts, are designed to provide busy executives with useful insight into complicated issues. The video series is part of MedeAnalytics' continuing service to healthcare industry executives and policy professionals attempting to understand and plan for the impact of the myriad legislative requirements affecting healthcare. Videos in the series are supported by more detailed resources, including the MedeAnalytics Medicare Insight Resource Center.

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