The Pulse on Accountable Care

Read our insight on the latest trends and innovations in ACOs, value-based payments, population health, policy, and more. 
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Andy Slavitt and other experts to speak at the 2018 Accountable Care Symposium 

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Policy

November 28, 2018

From the Experts: Helping ACOs Get Physician Buy-in for Coordinated Care Models

Providers must realign clinical workflows as well as revenue models, and physician leaders must convince their peers that these changes will pay off in the long run.

ACO, Policy

November 07, 2018

Medicare Part B Drug Costs – Is There an Opportunity for ACO Savings?

Prescription drugs are a large and growing segment of Medicare spending. In addition to the more than $90 billion spent each year for the pharmacy drug benefit of Medicare part D, MedPAC reports that the government and beneficiaries spent about $29 billion for drugs and biologics under part B in 2016.

Policy

October 16, 2018

Caravan Health Sends Comments on Shared Savings Program Proposal to CMS

Today, Caravan Health sent a detailed comment letter [link] on the recently proposed rule on the future of the Medicare Shared Savings Program, commonly known Medicare Accountable Care Organizations.

ACO, Policy

October 10, 2018

Top Three Things to Know About CMS’s “Pathways to Success” ACO Proposal

With CMS’s latest proposed changes to the MSSP ACO program (“Pathways to Success”), successful organizations should focus on a few key elements: risk, levels, and shared savings.

ACO, Policy

October 03, 2018

Caravan Health Comments on Physician Fee Schedule/Quality Payment Program Rule

Read Caravan Health's comments on CMS’s proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program rule for the 2019 performance year

ACO, Policy

October 02, 2018

What to Expect Next from CMS Regarding the Proposed ACO Rule

Although there’s some uncertainty about what the final rule will look like, what is certain is that clinical, hospital, and health system leaders need to understand what’s happening, what to expect from CMS, and when to expect it. To help with that, we identified the key dates and points you need to know below.

ACO, Policy, CMS

August 27, 2018

Webinar Recap – Strategic Implications of CMS’s Proposed ACO Rule

On Thursday, August 23, experts from Caravan Health held an informational webinar discussing the new CMS proposed rule about the future of Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations.

Policy, CMS

August 10, 2018

Proposed Rule for Medicare ACOs Allows Upside-Only Participation With a Gradual Transition to Risk

High performing systems can continue to thrive in Medicare’s ACO program under CMS’s new proposal

Policy, CMS

July 31, 2018

CMS’s Medicare Proposals Make ACOs More Attractive

CMS recently issued several major proposed rules affecting Medicare payments for physicians and hospitals in 2019. Taken as a whole, these rulemaking actions demonstrate a continued strong value proposition for hospital participation in Accountable Care Organizations in 2019 and into the future.

Policy, CMS

July 18, 2018

MedPAC Report Offers Strong Endorsement of Hospital-Based ACOs

Since the first ACOs were established in 2012, there has been a persistent question of whether the population health management and wellness measures employed by ACOs will result in fewer inpatient stays and lower hospital revenue. Can ACO participation be worth the financial risk for inpatient hospitals?

Policy

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