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Blog Customers Averaged $8.9M in Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Savings

September 28, 2018

BURLINGTON, MA (September 28, 2018) –, a widely-recognized leader in population health management, congratulates its Accountable Care Organization (ACO) customers in achieving $90 million in Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) savings in 2017. On average, Arcadia customers significantly outperformed

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Ask Dr. Parker: Medical System Overutilization

September 27, 2018

“Why is medical overutilization such an important issue, and where should an ACO look for opportunities to address it?” I started noticing overutilization when I was a medical resident between 1985 and 1988.  Patients in the hospital got the same

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Blog CTO Jon Cook interviewed for TechVibe Radio

September 17, 2018

On TechVibe Radio, the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Audrey Russo and Jonathan Kersting interview leaders from Pittsburgh’s innovative technology companies.  On their most recent episode, the TechVibe Radio team spoke with’s chief technology officer Jon Cook. You can stream the

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Ask Dr. Parker: Why Does “Pod Size” Matter?

September 13, 2018

“Why does “pod size” matter?” You may have heard the term “pod” used to describe the group of patients and providers for whom a physician leader is responsible.  Ever wonder how many patients need to be in that “pod” for

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Ask Dr. Parker: Medicaid Expansion

August 23, 2018

“Why is Medicaid expansion such a hot topic in state politics?” Before I get into the details of Medicaid expansion, let me set the stage with some foundational facts.  During the Johnson Administration in 1965, Congress passed legislation to establish

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Ask Dr. Parker: Following Up on the Opioid Epidemic

August 9, 2018

In my recent column on the opioid epidemic, I cited some of the factors contributing to our current crisis, and some of the solutions that have been tried both in the US and abroad.  This article generated a larger than

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Ask Dr. Parker: Community Policing for Better Health

July 26, 2018

“Forming community partnerships is an important activity for healthcare systems trying to address social determinants of health – are there any particularly interesting examples you’ve seen?” Forward-looking accountable care organizations (ACOs) understand that success writ large includes integrating behavioral health


Pittsburgh Proclaims “ Day”

July 24, 2018

We are excited to announce that the Office of the Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh has named Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 “ Day”.  Here is the full proclamation: searched nationally before deciding to open a new Big Data