August 01, 2019
Recent news has been full of stories about the crisis in rural health care. We have seen accounts of physician shortages, hospital closures, and barriers to basic preventive services. Care in rural areas can seem harder and harder to access. But the news about rural health care is not all grim. Some rural providers have been thriving in value-based payment thanks to the leadership of Caravan Health.
ACO, Policy, CMS
May 07, 2019
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
April 19, 2019
It’s no secret that Medicare providers will have to transition from fee-for-service to fee-for-value in the next few years in order to sustain their profits. The financial downside to remaining in fee-for-service will soon exceed the risks of transitioning to alternative payment systems.
ACO, Policy, MACRA MIPS
March 07, 2019
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
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
This weekly blog post covers more about what ACOs need to know about the recently released final Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO rule.
January 23, 2019
With the publication of the Pathways to Success final rule, we are exploring the most important changes for Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs. Today we discuss the new distinction between high and low revenue ACOs.
January 16, 2019
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
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.
December 21, 2018
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