The Pulse on Accountable Care

Read our insight on the latest trends and innovations in ACOs, value-based payments, population health, policy, and more. 
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October 03, 2018

Caravan Health Comments on Physician Fee Schedule/Quality Payment Program Rule

Read Caravan Health's comments on CMS’s proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program rule for the 2019 performance year

ACO, Policy

October 02, 2018

What to Expect Next from CMS Regarding the Proposed ACO Rule

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

September 26, 2018

ACOs in 2018, 2019, and Beyond – Successful Population Health Under Evolving Rules

We’re constantly adapting our strategies to meet the evolving rules and regulatory policies in the health care industry.

ACO

September 19, 2018

Thriving in Value-Based Payment Is a Team Effort – How ACOs Can Learn from Experience to Succeed

Health care is constantly evolving – new programs, requirements, and regulations are the norm. Caravan Health’s experts understand this environment and bring their unique perspective to making the most of payment and delivery system reform.

ACO

August 07, 2018

The Fundamental Problem with Small ACOs

ACOs of 10,000 or fewer lives may experience random savings or losses of up to six percentage points. This comes to $600 per patient, or $6 million per ACO. That kind of uncertainty is unacceptable.

ACO

June 20, 2018

Highlights from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s June Report on Medicare ACOs

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPac) released its biannual report summarizing policy issues and changes to be considered for the Medicare program, punctuated with a surprisingly strong endorsement of Accountable Care Organizations in Medicare.

ACO, Policy

May 29, 2018

Collaborative ACOs: Recap of Caravan Health’s May 23rd Panel Webinar

For the first time, we heard from Colleen Norris, an actuary who analyzed the ACO data, as well as Tim Putnam, a hospital CEO with long experience in the Caravan Health collaborative ACO model, and Stephen Shortell, a UC Berkeley Dean Emeritus who has conducted research on ACO leadership.

ACO

May 18, 2018

How Much Does a Small ACO Have to Save to Win in the Medicare Shared Savings Program

Based on its experience helping physicians and hospitals create and manage Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Caravan Health just published an analysis showing how small ACOs are cursed by variation in spending caused by statistical noise rather than their own performance. There is a formula to success under this model of value-based payment.

ACO

May 15, 2018

ACOs Need to Get Bigger if They’re Going to Survive

Caravan Health leads the market in guiding health providers as they form and manage Accountable Care Organizations. We have seen ACOs succeed and we have seen them struggle and we have seen that some ACOs – despite their best efforts – fail to realize savings through better care management and prevention.

ACO

May 09, 2018

10 Reasons ACOs Can Fail

Just published in Becker’s Hospital Review – Caravan Health Senior Vice President Tim Gronniger discusses ten reasons Accountable Care Organizations can fail.

ACO

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