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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May 07, 2019

CMS Unveils New Primary Care Value-Based Payment Models to Start in 2020

In late April, CMS introduced five new value-based payment model options that aim to transform primary care and shift providers to take risk on the cost of care for their patients.

ACO, News, Policy, CMS

April 19, 2019

Creating Payment Certainty: How Critical Access Hospitals Can Thrive in Value-Based Care

It’s no secret that Medicare providers will have to transition from fee-for-service to fee-for-value in the next few years in order to sustain their profits. The financial downside to remaining in fee-for-service will soon exceed the risks of transitioning to alternative payment systems.

ACO, Policy, MACRA MIPS

April 08, 2019

Mechanics of Collaborative ACOs Explained: Check Out Our Recent Webinar

In a Caravan Health collaborative ACO, a group of unrelated health systems come together to reach the scale necessary not just to participate, but to thrive in accountable care. In the last year, Caravan Health has taken the natural next step and combined lives to form even larger ACOs, including the largest Shared Savings Program ACO in the country with more than 200,000 attributed lives.

ACO

March 28, 2019

Firsthand Experience with Accountable Care in Oregon - Interview with Dr. Divya Sharma

An accountable care organization can transform how care is delivered and prioritize new approaches to population health and primary care. We recently had a conversation with one of our ACO physician leaders, Dr. Divya Sharma, Chief Medical Officer for the Central Oregon Independent Practice Association in Bend, Oregon, about the most important lessons learned from joining an accountable care organization.

ACO

March 07, 2019

Medicare Payment, Risk, and Accountable Care

Medicare reimbursement rules are requiring physicians to move from fee-for-service to fee-for-value. Providers may be left wondering how to succeed in value-based payment. Caravan Health is here to explain the changing rules, the ever more complex requirements for health care providers, and the best path forward for success.

ACO, Policy, MACRA MIPS, CMS

February 28, 2019

From the Experts: How Analytics Informs Population Health Strategy

Caravan Health’s ACO model is driven by data. Gathering and studying clinical and claims data helps our clients determine where to focus their efforts to provide high-value care at a lower cost.

ACO

February 20, 2019

Caravan Health Partners with Tampa General Hospital for ACO Launch

Last month, we announced a new partnership with Tampa General Hospital, the University of South Florida, Tampa General Medical Group, Florida Urology Partners, and other private practices. This collaboration will improve population health, enhance patient and provider engagement, and create greater cost efficiency in the Tampa Bay community.

ACO, News

February 13, 2019

The Power of Data in Health Care Transformation: A Discussion with Rural Health Leaders

At this week’s Rural Health Policy Institute in Washington, DC, Caravan Health, the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium (NRACC), and other rural health experts and advocates gathered for a discussion about the role of data in rural health transformation.

ACO, Policy, Events, CMS

January 30, 2019

Beyond Tracks and Levels – What Elective Options are Available to ACOs Under the New Rules?

This weekly blog post covers more about what ACOs need to know about the recently released final Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO rule.

ACO, Policy

January 23, 2019

New in Pathways to Success ACO Program – High and Low Revenue

With the publication of the Pathways to Success final rule, we are exploring the most important changes for Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs. Today we discuss the new distinction between high and low revenue ACOs.

ACO, Policy

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