Senior Director Jane DuBose and Director Laura Beerman are available to discuss the first-year quality and financial performance data on Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Leveraging Decision Resources Group's proprietary data and analysis, Ms. DuBose and Ms. Beerman offer expert commentary on the context around, insights within, and implications of the CMS release.

Ms. DuBose is available to discuss:

  • What the history of the Medicare ACO experiment has been—and how the current landscape has evolved
  • How the release of these quality measures may impact pharmaceutical brands
  • Ms. DuBose has written a blog on the subject, which can be found here
  • "The September data release won't mean the end of Medicare ACOs—in fact, new ones will be announced over the coming weeks for a 2015 start," said Senior Director Jane DuBose. "But like any new system of care, there will be failures and bad investments—as well as mergers and reorganizations."

Ms. Beerman is available to discuss:

  • What the overall ACO landscape looks like currently, Medicare and otherwise
  • How the interplay of performance, monetary savings and financial risk can sometimes yield surprising insights
  • What emerging ACO trends are taking shape, including employer involvement and unique collaborations
  • "The transparency afforded by this data release is huge. That's the other big story here," said Director Laura Beerman. "Every industry stakeholder whose business model could be impacted by whether ACOs are deemed a success or failure now has another piece of the puzzle for making strategic decisions."

To speak with Ms. DuBose or Ms. Beerman, please contact Chris Comfort at 781-993-2597 or

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Christopher Comfort
Decision Resources Group

/PRNewswire -- Sept. 25, 2014/

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