September 20, 2019
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
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
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.
August 08, 2019
Part 1: Moving from Reactive to Proactive Care with the Annual Wellness Visit
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 25, 2019
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.
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.
July 11, 2019
Hospitals and physicians can’t afford to fail in population health management. It’s Caravan Health’s mission to ensure that doesn’t happen. Success or failure of population health management is driven by two things: improving coordination of care and having the right data to drive actionable insight into your population health initiatives.
June 27, 2019
Evidence is mounting about the importance of robust primary care in achieving the Triple Aim of advancing quality of care, reducing costs, and improving the patient experience. Primary care initiatives across the country have shown that enhancing primary care can coordinate service delivery to the benefit of both patients and clinicians.
June 21, 2019
The Medicare Shared Savings Program requires providers to take risk on the overall cost of care for their patients. To succeed in a risk-based payment model, providers must focus on implementing new population health services that transform the way they deliver care. Change management can be a daunting process, but when done right, providers and patients reap the benefits.