Value-based Care as a Lifeline to Rural Providers

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, rural health providers were struggling. Over the past 10 years, dozens of rural hospitals have closed due to the challenges and many more are at risk.

At Caravan Health, we understand that struggle and that’s why we are successful at showing providers how to implement value-based payment and turn this troubling trend around. We have seen value-based payment models save rural hospitals in financial trouble. Population-based care delivers sustainable streams of revenue to vulnerable providers. Annual wellness visits, chronic care management, and behavioral health integration are some of the services that rural providers can use to proactively provide patient care while strengthening and sustaining their bottom line.

Safety-net hospitals and FQHCs that participate in value-based care have the unique advantage to capture far more 340B revenue than previously possible. Most Covered Entities are unknowingly missing more than 80% of their 340B drug discounts. Through ACO data and care coordination, Caravan Health can help safety-net providers can more than double their 340B revenue. 

Risk-free, no cost ACO option

Join this webinar to learn:

  • Review requirements & benefits of CMS' Pathways to Success program
  • Discuss how rural providers can leverage Caravan's ACO model to absolve risk and participate at no cost
  • Learn Caravan's proven methodology for optimizing population health and 340B revenue

Our Roots in Rural Value-Based Payment

Caravan was the first to realize the opportunities of value-based payments for rural providers. We were instrumental in the success of the ACO Investment Model (AIM), a program that encouraged smaller rural providers to start ACOs. These providers had few resources and could have been left out of the opportunity for care transformation. 

AIM saved $382 million for Medicare. The most important lesson we learned from AIM is that rural providers need the right support to succeed in ACOs. And, value-based care is a worthy investment for CMS. More than half of AIM start-up loans have already been repaid, indicative of the program’s success.

Join Caravan's Risk-free and No Cost Initiative to Strengthen Rural Health

CMS has delayed the request for applications for the ACO Transformation Track of its new Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) model from spring 2021 to spring 2022, meaning that federal CHART funding will not be available for ACOs that start in January 2022. Caravan's offering will bridge this gap with a no-cost, no-risk accountable care opportunity.

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