Sliding in just under the wire of the anticipated government shutdown, CMS has released the Shared Savings Program final rule. With the rule, CMS finalized many changes to the ACO program as proposed in August, including an increase from three to five years of participation under a contract and the elimination of tracks 1, 2, and 3 in favor of Basic and Enhanced options.
As we come to the end of the year, we are reflecting on some of the highlights of 2018.
Last week’s Accountable Care Symposium was a celebration of a successful year, a chance to hear about what is coming in 2019, and an opportunity to network with colleagues old and new. Here are just a few highlights from the two-day event.
The Caravan Health Accountable Care Symposium brings together community hospital leaders, experts from government and industry, clinical staff, and others to share their visions, strategies, and experiences in executing value-based payment models.
Caravan Health Average Scores is 93.2 points vs Standard Medicare Average of 65.7
Providers must realign clinical workflows as well as revenue models, and physician leaders must convince their peers that these changes will pay off in the long run.
In just over a year as Chief Medical Officer for Caravan Health, Dr. Anna Loengard has brought a clear focus to how our partners use clinical data in accountable care. Working closely with our ACO medical directors and clinical staff, she has guided our ACOs through clinical care transformation. She will bring us up to date on this work next month at our third annual Accountable Care Symposium in Phoenix, AZ.
We will have industry experts at the head of all of our major operating areas, positioning Caravan Health for continued growth and success in the future.