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. Overall, our ACO partners had another outstanding year, achieving $54 million in savings in 2017 – more than twice what they had in 2016 and far in excess of national averages. These impressive financial results came alongside quality scores that averaged above 90 percent.  

 

Accountable Care Organizations Award Winners – Group 

ACO of the Year -- Southern Michigan ACO 
Most Annual Wellness Visits -- North Mississippi ACO 
Highest Chronic Care Management Rate -- Bayou Basin ACO 
Lowest Per Patient Per Year Spend -- Suburban Health ACO 
Highest Engagement – Mountlake 
Greatest Reduction in Readmissions -- Great Plains ACO 
Greatest Reduction in Emergency Department Utilization – Huntsville 
Highest Advance Care Planning Rate -- Greater Michigan ACO 

Accountable Care Organizations Award Winners - Individual    

Most Valuable Care Coordinator -- Cyrina Hahn, Preston Memorial Hospital 
Practice Manager Leader -- Tiffany Auvil, Davis Medical Center 
All Star ACO Champion -- Leva Swim, Stillwater Medical Center 
Outstanding Physician Leadership -- Robert Morrow, MD, St. Margaret's Hospital 
ACO Board Chair of the Year -- Darrold Bertsch, CEO Coal Country Community Health & Sakakawea Medical Center 
ACO Medical Director Champion – Dr. Kelly McGrath, Clearwater Valley Hospitals & Clinics Orofino Idaho         

Comprehensive Primary Care+ Award Winners 

Most Valuable Care Coordinator -- Kristylee Castorena, Haleiwa Family Health Center 
Practice Manager Leader -- Jan Lerner, Haleiwa Family Health Center 
Outstanding Physician Leadership – Dr. Laura Bennett, Central Montana Medical Center 

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September 20, 2019

Year Two Results for ACO Investment Model Show Rural Value-Based Payment is Stronger Than Ever

Last week, CMS published the second year evaluation of the ACO Investment Model (AIM). AIM provided two years of upfront funds to smaller rural accountable care organizations venturing into value-based payment.

ACO, News, Policy

May 07, 2019

CMS Unveils New Primary Care Value-Based Payment Models to Start in 2020

In late April, CMS introduced five new value-based payment model options that aim to transform primary care and shift providers to take risk on the cost of care for their patients.

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March 28, 2019

Firsthand Experience with Accountable Care in Oregon - Interview with Dr. Divya Sharma

An accountable care organization can transform how care is delivered and prioritize new approaches to population health and primary care. We recently had a conversation with one of our ACO physician leaders, Dr. Divya Sharma, Chief Medical Officer for the Central Oregon Independent Practice Association in Bend, Oregon, about the most important lessons learned from joining an accountable care organization.

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