More About Us, Less About Them | By Kim Bellard, September 1, 2015

Something Amazon just did is worth those of us in health care paying attention to.  It was the layoff of "dozens" of engineers at Lab126, Amazon's hardware development center, as first reported by The Wall Street Journal.  These were the first layoffs in the division's to continue


7 Things to Know about 2014 Pioneer ACO Performance

  1. During 2014, Pioneer ACOs generated total savings of $120 million, an increase of 24% from 2013 ($96 million),and 2012 ($88 million).
  2. Of 15 Pioneer ACOs who generated savings, 11 qualified for shared savings payments of $82 million
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Source: CMS Fact Sheet, Medicare ACOs Provide Improved Care While Slowing Cost Growth in 2014

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-Andy Slavitt
Acting Administrator, CMS


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