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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Recent Articles and News

January 16, 2019

What ACOs need to know about the MSSP ACO final rule – Pathways to Success

With CMS recently finalizing the MSSP ACO rule, there is a lot for successful organizations to understand. This is one in a series of blog posts explaining the MSSP ACO final rule in greater detail. If you haven’t already, check out the recent webinar hosted by Caravan Health policy experts.

ACO, Policy, CMS

January 10, 2019

Final MSSP Rule Details Explained

Caravan Health President Tim Gronniger and Policy Officer LeeAnn Hastings led a webinar to go over the details of the newly published final Medicare Shared Savings Program regulation.

ACO, Policy

December 21, 2018

Shared Savings Program Final Rule

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.  

ACO, News, Policy