Rather than providing care in a reactive way, by addressing the issue that comes up when a patient comes into a practice or visits an emergency room, Caravan Health is pushing for a more proactive model.
Prescription drugs are a large and growing segment of Medicare spending. In addition to the more than $90 billion spent each year for the pharmacy drug benefit of Medicare part D, MedPAC reports that the government and beneficiaries spent about $29 billion for drugs and biologics under part B in 2016.
Dedicating time and leadership to understanding the communities our ACOs serve is integral to successful population health management programs.
Report from CMS Notes Caravan Health’s Central Role in Successful Payment Demonstration
Caravan Health is pleased to announce our 2018 Population Health Pioneer Award Winners. On behalf of everyone at Caravan Health, we congratulate you on your service to your community and commitment to excellence in health care.
Today, Caravan Health sent a detailed comment letter [link] on the recently proposed rule on the future of the Medicare Shared Savings Program, commonly known Medicare Accountable Care Organizations.
With CMS’s latest proposed changes to the MSSP ACO program (“Pathways to Success”), successful organizations should focus on a few key elements: risk, levels, and shared savings.
Read Caravan Health's comments on CMS’s proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program rule for the 2019 performance year
Although there’s some uncertainty about what the final rule will look like, what is certain is that clinical, hospital, and health system leaders need to understand what’s happening, what to expect from CMS, and when to expect it. To help with that, we identified the key dates and points you need to know below.