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ACOS

(language)
A BBS language for PRODOS 8 on Apple II. Macos is a hacked version of ACOS.
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Why, THE mill--the mill as takes up so little room that it'll work inside a Stone Jug; and always goes better when the wind's low with people, than when it's high; acos then they can't get workmen.
So we proposed an enhanced Ant Colony Optimization algorithm to solve DVRP; E-ACO is based on fusion of ACO and K-means; meanwhile it uses 2-Opt and crossover to optimize our routes further.
Recently, three Prime Accountable Care senior executives --Mazhar Jaffry, its COO; Abbas Kermani, its CFO; and Diane Blackburn, executive director of its ACO --spoke with Healthcare Informatics Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland regarding their organization's unusual journey forward in ACO development, and what they and their colleagues have been learning so far.
"The results are not as strong as we, and many of our ACO members, had hoped for," NAACOs President and CEO Clif Gaus, ScD, said in a statement.
Current ACO models reflect these core principles: Patients are attributed to primary care providers within a given ACO, which assumes responsibility for achieving cost and quality improvement benchmarks for that patient population, and receives as an incentive payment a portion of cost savings realized if the benchmarks are met.
She called for the government to assure hospitals they can be in ACOs without suffering from "the catastrophic loss of their tax-exempt status." The IRS conceded that the ACO it ruled against was seeking to boost the quality of care, cut costs and improve the health of the community--the "triple aim" sought by President Obama.
Private insurance carriers, on the other hand, can impose financial penalties on patients who choose to seek care outside their ACOs, perhaps making the patient responsible for the entire cost of out-of-network care, a powerful incentive to stay within the boundaries of the ACO.
For those in the Pioneer ACO program, groups demonstrated improvement on 28 of 33 quality measures and experienced a 3.6% improvement across all quality measures, compared with the previous year.
Both the surveys and quality measures are present in both commercial and public ACO contracts and requirements, but they do not measure what they intend to measure.
Officials at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have taken reinsurance off from the mechanisms a Medicare ACO sponsor can use to show that the ACO has the ability to share financial risk with Medicare.
In the second year of the study, 2013, the difference in costs increases dropped by two-thirds, to $11.18 per ACO beneficiary per month--about $105 million less in cost increases incurred by the Pioneer ACOs.
The fundamentals of an ACO represent "a different way of coordinating care," Nimsky said, noting it's similar to managed care in that it's based on patient outcomes and getting to a problem early, providing only the treatment that is necessary and keeping patients well.