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

March 07, 2019

Medicare Payment, Risk, and Accountable Care

Medicare reimbursement rules are requiring physicians to move from fee-for-service to fee-for-value. Providers may be left wondering how to succeed in value-based payment. Caravan Health is here to explain the changing rules, the ever more complex requirements for health care providers, and the best path forward for success.

ACO, Policy, MACRA MIPS, CMS

February 13, 2019

The Power of Data in Health Care Transformation: A Discussion with Rural Health Leaders

At this week’s Rural Health Policy Institute in Washington, DC, Caravan Health, the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium (NRACC), and other rural health experts and advocates gathered for a discussion about the role of data in rural health transformation.

ACO, Policy, Events, CMS

January 30, 2019

Beyond Tracks and Levels – What Elective Options are Available to ACOs Under the New Rules?

This weekly blog post covers more about what ACOs need to know about the recently released final Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO rule.

ACO, Policy