Accountable Care Matters

by Lynn Barr

Community Hospitals Increase Revenue Stream Under ACO Model and Improve MACRA Performance

Caravan Health will present “Impact of Successful ACO Participation on Community Hospital Financial Performance” on April 24, 2017 Kansas City, MO – April 5, 2017 – With the deadline approaching to be considered in a [...]

April 5th, 2017|Accountable Care Organization, ACO, MACRA|

Caravan Health Seeks to Transform Rural Health Care

The Commonwealth Fund has issued an article, In Focus: Reimagining Rural Health Care, examining innovative models that are helping to minimize the growing health disparities between rural and urban America. Authors Martha Hostetter and Sarah Klein dive deep into the rural health [...]

March 30th, 2017|Accountable Care Organization, ACO|

ACO Participation Can Increase MACRA Performance Scores by Thirty Percent

Caravan Health Brief Examines Impact of ACOs on MIPS Payments for All Eligible Clinicians With the first performance year for the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) underway, eligible clinicians must strategize payment implications under [...]

March 29th, 2017|MACRA, Merit-Based Incentive Payment System|

Research Shows ACO Enablers Reduce Risk and Increase Financial Success

Chilmark Research Vendors released a March 2017 study assessing Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model growth and evolution. The study, titled Reducing the Risk: Vendors Enabling the ACO, examined two ACO options – ACOs who “own [...]

March 21st, 2017|Accountable Care Organization, ACO|

Caravan Health Partners with NRHA to Educate Providers on the Benefits of ACOs for Rural Patients and Providers

Caravan Health, the national leader in helping providers navigate the journey to value-based care, is joining forces with the National Rural Health Association to educate the market on ACO advantages and best practices. Kansas City, [...]

March 6th, 2017|Accountable Care Organization, ACO|

New Administration Sends Positive Smoke Signals About Value-Based Payments

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a delay in publishing the final rules regarding the new mandatory cardiac and joint bundled payment programs. Significantly, CMS did not delay the start dates [...]

February 20th, 2017|CMS, Legislation & Policy|