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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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

July 18, 2019

What Accountable Care Organizations Should Know About July 2019 and Pathways to Success

July 2019 is a big month for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). This value-based payment program is going through its biggest overhaul since the first MSSP accountable care organizations (ACOs) launched back in 2012. The revamped program, called Pathways to Success, requires ACOs to take financial risk on the cost of care for their patients much more quickly than in the past. The first Pathways ACOs get started on July 1 of this year. Caravan Health, the leader in accountable care for community health systems, is helping several new Pathways ACOs get their start.

ACO, 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

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 16, 2019

What ACOs need to know about the MSSP ACO final rule – Pathways to Success

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

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

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