It’s no secret that Caravan Health’s results show that ACOs present the greatest pathway to operational and financial success.

But building a thriving population health program doesn’t happen solely by joining an ACO. Faced with barriers to change, many hospital leaders are struggling to implement the population health initiatives needed to succeed under an ACO model. While ACOs continue to grow, many will never get off the launch pad.

Unlike the typical hospital-led ACO, Caravan’s ACO partners have achieved single-year savings of more than $26 million and more than 10 times the national average for savings among new ACOs. Our model shows that with the right tools and commitment, organizations can quickly create a profitable and sustainable health system.

Through our experience, we’ve identified six imperatives for ACO success:

  1. Ease Physician Burden by Empowering Population Health Nurses    
  2. Rigorously and Transparently Track Performance
  3. Enhance Primary Care
  4. Leverage Big Data
  5. Engage All Levels of the Organization
  6. Collaborate to Form ACOs with More Than 100,000 Lives

 

By implementing these imperatives, health systems can drive the change needed for success. We’ve detailed these solutions, that have helped more than 14,000 clinicians improve quality of care and lower costs, in our ACO Success Guide.

Download our ACO Success Guide to learn more.

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Recent Articles and News

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.

ACO, News, Policy, CMS

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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