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Today's guest is Dr. Farzad Mostashari, Founder and CEO of Aledade. Our host, Dr. Pat Salber, will be discussing with Farzad the recent news with Aledade since our last conversation with him, which can be found here. Sneak Peek: 1. The Aledade ACOs (a Delaware ACO and a Primary Care ACO spanning NY, MD, and AR) launched on January 1st. CMS Announcement: http://blog.cms.gov/2014/12/22/acos-moving-ahead/ http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/sharedsavingsprogram/Downloads/MSSP-ACOs-2015-Starters.pdf Aledade Blog on the Approval: http://www.aledade.com/its-official-aledade-acos-up-and-running/ 2. In preparation for the ACOs going live, Aledade has instituted two major tech advancements at their practices: "Outreach," a Patient Engagement Application. A software platform to notify primary care docs and their staffs when patients are admitted, discharged, or transferred into/out of hospitals and other treatment facilities. 3. Brookings released an "ACO Toolkit"
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