December 04, 2019
Since the CMS announcement back in April 2019, we have been eagerly awaiting the details of Primary Care First, a new advanced primary care initiative. CMS released a detailed request for application last month, answering many questions, laying out a timeline for participation, and inviting applications.
October 23, 2019
Caravan Health Founder Lynn Barr hosted a webinar to review the outstanding results from the second year evaluation of the AIM program. Caravan played an important role in AIM, recruiting half of rural participants that earned 60 percent of savings for Medicare.
September 06, 2019
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
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
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.
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
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 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
October 02, 2018
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