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

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