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
December 17, 2018
November 28, 2018
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.
November 15, 2018
On Thursday, November 1, CMS released the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program final rule, including important updates to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
November 07, 2018
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.
October 16, 2018
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.
October 10, 2018
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.