The Pulse on Accountable Care

Read our insight on the latest trends and innovations in ACOs, value-based payments, population health, policy, and more. 
December 11-12

Join us at our fourth annual Accountable Care Symposium!

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ACO

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

October 23, 2019

Caravan Health and Partner ACOs Celebrate Success in the ACO Investment Model

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.

ACO, CMS

October 02, 2019

More Myths and Misconceptions Around ACO Success

Don’t Let Misunderstandings about ACOs Hold You Back from Value-Based Care Success There is no better time to join an ACO than right now, but providers must cut through a lot of noise to get to the truth about the benefits of being in an ACO.

ACO

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 27, 2019

Three Things You Need to Know About the Caravan Health 2019 Accountable Care Symposium

It’s that time of year when we plan our annual accountable care symposium. At this not-to-be-missed event, you can learn the latest in value-based payment, including tips from experts, and keep up to date on what’s happening nationally in health care.

ACO, Events

August 08, 2019

Building Blocks of Robust Primary Care Delivery

Part 1: Moving from Reactive to Proactive Care with the Annual Wellness Visit

ACO

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 25, 2019

MedPAC Report Confirms the Financial Success of Medicare Shared Savings Program

Providers involved in the hard work of practice transformation have seen firsthand that a population health-based approach to care delivery can make a huge difference for patients and the quality of care they receive. There are also tremendous financial benefits to practices that change how care is delivered. Recently, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) published a report validating the strong financial performance of accountable care organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

ACO

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

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