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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Policy

November 08, 2019

The 5 Habits of Successful ACOs

CMS has made it clear that value-based care soon won’t be optional for providers in Medicare. Even our rural partners will have to get into risk before long. CMS is planning to announce a new rural model later this year.

ACO, Policy, MACRA MIPS

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

September 06, 2019

CMS Proposes Big Payment Changes That Could Affect ACOs

At the end of July, CMS published its annual proposals for regulatory changes to the Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS). The proposals continue CMS’s push in several important areas.

ACO, News, Policy, MACRA MIPS, CMS

August 01, 2019

New England Journal of Medicine Study Confirms Savings from Rural Value-Based Care

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

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

April 19, 2019

Creating Payment Certainty: How Critical Access Hospitals Can Thrive in Value-Based Care

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 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

January 23, 2019

New in Pathways to Success ACO Program – High and Low Revenue

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.

ACO, Policy

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