Making the Numbers Work for Rural

All Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs will soon be in the redesigned Pathways to Success Program. In Pathways, each ACO must advance by at least one level each year, taking on risk during their first agreement period. This is a much faster path to risk than ACOs have seen before.

Rural health systems struggling to keep their doors open, simply cannot afford to risk their financial resources. With a proven model for helping rural providers thrive in accountable care, Caravan Health wants to make ACOs financially feasible for any provider regardless of location. In our risk-free rural solution, Caravan will cover 100% of downside risk for eligible rural providers.

With Caravan Health, now the numbers work.


Medicare billing providers in rural ZIP codes can qualify to participate
in Caravan Health’s risk-free ACO solution. Visit our Am I Rural? page to
find out if you're organization is eligible!

Am I Rural?

How it works:

  • Beginning in 2021, Caravan Health, as ACO owner, will be responsible for 100% of the downside performance risk in a Caravan Health-sponsored ACO.
  • Caravan’s rural clients will never have to worry about writing a check to CMS if they remain in good standing as an ACO participant and maintain Caravan’s comprehensive services.
  • Caravan Health will be responsible for all Shared Savings Program performance risk losses for rural clients in a collaborative ACO who follow Caravan Health’s methodology. There are no additional up-front fees for this arrangement.

We got our start with rural hospitals and supported more than half the ACOs in the successful ACO Investment Model (AIM), which has to date saved nearly $300 million for Medicare. And, we have no intention of stopping. Let us support your rural practice’s move to value-based payment.

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