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November 21, 2018

Upcoming at the Symposium – Caravan Health’s Chief Medical Officer on Care Transformation

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.

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November 15, 2018

CMS Finalizes the Physician Fee Schedule and MIPS changes for 2019

On Thursday, November 1, CMS released the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program final rule, including important updates to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

Policy

November 14, 2018

How Practice Redesign Pushes Rural ACOs to Improve Patient Outcomes

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.

ACO

November 07, 2018

Medicare Part B Drug Costs – Is There an Opportunity for ACO Savings?

Prescription drugs are a large and growing segment of Medicare spending. In addition to the more than $90 billion spent each year for the pharmacy drug benefit of Medicare part D, MedPAC reports that the government and beneficiaries spent about $29 billion for drugs and biologics under part B in 2016.

Policy

October 31, 2018

From the Experts: How Health Systems in ACOs Can Overcome Obstacles to Success

Dedicating time and leadership to understanding the communities our ACOs serve is integral to successful population health management programs.

ACO

October 24, 2018

Report on the ACO Investment Model Shows Rural Providers Reducing Costs While Achieving Quality

Report from CMS Notes Caravan Health’s Central Role in Successful Payment Demonstration

ACO

October 23, 2018

Congratulations to our 2018 Population Health Pioneer Award Winners!

Caravan Health is pleased to announce our 2018 Population Health Pioneer Award Winners. On behalf of everyone at Caravan Health, we congratulate you on your service to your community and commitment to excellence in health care.

Events

October 16, 2018

Caravan Health Sends Comments on Shared Savings Program Proposal to CMS

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.

ACO, Policy

October 10, 2018

Top Three Things to Know About CMS’s “Pathways to Success” ACO Proposal

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.

ACO, Policy

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

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