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April 13, 2020

COVID-19 Revenue and Funding Opportunities for Rural Hospitals

On April 9, ACO experts from Caravan Health and CPAs and Business Advisors from Eide Bailly came together to discuss the recent CMS changes and how the new rules will likely affect rural health systems across the nation. CMS recognized the pandemic as an extreme circumstance and released a new set of rules and waivers that includes quality reporting and performance loss relief for MSSP ACOs.

ACO, Policy, CMS

April 09, 2020

COVID-19: Rapidly Reengineering Primary Care

As part of the ongoing COVID-19 educational webinar series, Dr. John Findley, Caravan Health Medical Director ACO Programs, hosted a webinar on April 2. A wide range of topics were covered including transitioning to team-based primary care workflows that optimize care delivery during the pandemic as providers rapidly shift to virtual care. Dr. Finley also shared tips on leveraging staff to generate revenue and preventing a second tsunami of chronic disease.

ACO, Policy

April 02, 2020

New CMS Actions to Address COVID-19 Effects on Health System

Late on Monday, March 30, with the COVID-19 crisis spreading through the country, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a lengthy set of policy changes to help providers better address the growing public health emergency. These new changes, issued as an interim final rule, are one in a flurry of federal actions in response to COVID-19. CMS is accepting public comments on this rule for 60 days.

ACO, News, Policy

March 31, 2020

COVID-19: The Telehealth Imperative

On March 26, Dr. Anna Loengard, Chief Medical Officer of Caravan Health hosted a video webinar to dive deeper into the use of telehealth services and appropriate billing and documentation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ACO, News, Policy

March 27, 2020

Managing the COVID-19 Crisis: Stop the Risk Clock for ACOs

Health care providers nationwide are responding heroically to the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus is spreading, and our providers are on the front lines managing and treating more patients each day. Caravan Health calls on CMS to assure that the Medicare Shared Savings Program will fairly account for these extraordinary circumstances.

ACO, News, Policy, CMS

March 26, 2020

COVID-19: Primary Care Strategies to Support Alternative Care Delivery Methods

On March 20, Dr. Anna Loengard, Chief Medical Officer of Caravan Health hosted a video webinar and addressed the impact of COVID-19 on primary care including planning, prevention, patient management, and virtual care options.

ACO, News, Policy, CMS

March 20, 2020

CMS Releases Guidance for New Medicare Telehealth Flexibilities: Caravan Webinar on March 26

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, telehealth services are temporarily available to many more Medicare patients than before the pandemic. These services could provide lifesaving care during this time when Americans are strongly encouraged to limit face-to-face interactions to prevent transmission.

ACO, News, Policy, CMS

March 16, 2020

COVID-19: A Summary of Emergency Government Funding and Medicare Telehealth Options

In response to the fast-moving global health emergency caused by COVID-19, Congress has approved $8.3 billion in emergency supplemental funding. The aid will help federal agencies prepare to manage and contain the spread of this highly contagious respiratory illness. In addition to providing funds for preparedness and response activities, the new law makes it easier for Medicare providers to evaluate their patients remotely during this national health emergency.

ACO, News, Policy, CMS

March 10, 2020

Make or Break Your ACO with HCC Coding

Succeeding in value-based health care requires juggling a lot of important tasks. You have to figure out new population health revenue streams and excel on quality measures, all while bringing care costs down below your previous spending.

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March 05, 2020

The Impact of ACOs and Risk on Rural Providers

On February 14, Lynn Barr, Founder and Executive Chair of Caravan Health hosted a video webinar to introduce an innovative solution to help rural providers that may face challenges getting into accountable care.

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