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 19, 2018
As we come to the end of the year, we are reflecting on some of the highlights of 2018.
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 21, 2018
In just over a year as Chief Medical Officer for Caravan Health, Dr. Anna Loengard has brought a clear focus to how our partners use clinical data in accountable care. Working closely with our ACO medical directors and clinical staff, she has guided our ACOs through clinical care transformation. She will bring us up to date on this work next month at our third annual Accountable Care Symposium in Phoenix, AZ.
November 14, 2018
Rather than providing care in a reactive way, by addressing the issue that comes up when a patient comes into a practice or visits an emergency room, Caravan Health is pushing for a more proactive model.
October 31, 2018
Dedicating time and leadership to understanding the communities our ACOs serve is integral to successful population health management programs.
October 24, 2018
Report from CMS Notes Caravan Health’s Central Role in Successful Payment Demonstration
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.