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Commercial insurers less likely to offer ACOs ‘upside-only’ shared-savings arrangements, study finds
Modern Healthcare

Commercial insurers participating in accountable care arrangements are less likely than Medicare to use payment models featuring the “upside-only” shared savings preferred by providers, according to an analysis released Wednesday by the Premier healthcare alliance. Premier’s study of 85 ACO payer arrangements showed that more than one-third of these are for upside-only shared savings—where savings are split evenly between insurers and providers and there are no penalties imposed for failing to meet goals.