The Fundamental Problem with Small ACOs

The Fundamental Problem with Small ACOs

ACOs of 10,000 or fewer lives may experience random savings or losses of up to six percentage points. This comes to $600 per patient, or $6 million per ACO. That kind of uncertainty is unacceptable.

08. 07. 2018

ACO, Blogs & News, Value-Based Care

CMS’s Medicare Proposals Make ACOs More Attractive

CMS’s Medicare Proposals Make ACOs More Attractive

CMS recently issued several major proposed rules affecting Medicare payments for physicians and hospitals in 2019. Taken as a whole, these rulemaking actions demonstrate a continued strong value proposition for hospital participation in Accountable Care Organizations in 2019 and into the future.

07. 31. 2018

ACO, Policy, Blogs & News, Value-Based Care

MedPAC Report Offers Strong Endorsement of Hospital-Based ACOs

MedPAC Report Offers Strong Endorsement of Hospital-Based ACOs

Since the first ACOs were established in 2012, there has been a persistent question of whether the population health management and wellness measures employed by ACOs will result in fewer inpatient stays and lower hospital revenue. Can ACO participation be worth the financial risk for inpatient hospitals?

07. 18. 2018

ACO, Policy, Blogs & News, Value-Based Care

Caravan Health ACOs Average an A for 2017 MIPS Scores

Caravan Health ACOs Average an A for 2017 MIPS Scores

Last week, Caravan Health received confirmation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) about the superior performance of our partners in Accountable Care as measured by the 2017 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) scores.

07. 11. 2018

ACO, Blogs & News, Quality, Value-Based Care

Registration Now Open for the Third Annual Caravan Health Accountable Care Symposium

Registration Now Open for the Third Annual Caravan Health Accountable Care Symposium

Caravan Health is pleased to announce that early bird registration is now open for the third annual Caravan Health Accountable Care Symposium. The leading event in population health returns to Phoenix, Arizona on December 5 and 6, 2018 at the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa.

06. 26. 2018

ACO, Blogs & News, Caravan Culture

Highlights from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s June Report on Medicare ACOs

Highlights from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s June Report on Medicare ACOs

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPac) released its biannual report summarizing policy issues and changes to be considered for the Medicare program, punctuated with a surprisingly strong endorsement of Accountable Care Organizations in Medicare.

06. 20. 2018

ACO, Policy, Blogs & News

Caravan Health Announces Third Annual Accountable Care Symposium

Caravan Health Announces Third Annual Accountable Care Symposium

The third annual event returns to Phoenix, Arizona on December 5 and 6 to discuss the biggest trends and innovations in population health.

06. 05. 2018

ACO, Blogs & News, Caravan Culture

How Much Does a Small ACO Have to Save to Win in the Medicare Shared Savings Program

How Much Does a Small ACO Have to Save to Win in the Medicare Shared Savings Program

Based on its experience helping physicians and hospitals create and manage Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Caravan Health just published an analysis showing how small ACOs are cursed by variation in spending caused by statistical noise rather than their own performance. There is a formula to success under this model of value-based payment.

05. 18. 2018

ACO, Blogs & News, Value-Based Care

ACOs Need to Get Bigger if They’re Going to Survive

ACOs Need to Get Bigger if They’re Going to Survive

Caravan Health leads the market in guiding health providers as they form and manage Accountable Care Organizations. We have seen ACOs succeed and we have seen them struggle and we have seen that some ACOs – despite their best efforts – fail to realize savings through better care management and prevention.

05. 15. 2018

ACO, Blogs & News, Value-Based Care

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