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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Andy Slavitt and other experts to speak at the 2018 Accountable Care Symposium 

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July 18, 2018

MedPAC Report Offers Strong Endorsement of Hospital-Based ACOs

Since the first ACOs were established in 2012, there has been a persistent question of whether the population health management and wellness measures employed by ACOs will result in fewer inpatient stays and lower hospital revenue. Can ACO participation be worth the financial risk for inpatient hospitals?

Policy

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 24, 2018

ACO Mythology vs. Reality

Hospitals and health care providers that are deliberating on transitioning to value-based payments must cut through the noise to fully understand the benefits of Accountable Care Organization (ACO) participation.

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

April 30, 2018

ACO Success Story – Reid Hospital

One successful partnership is with Reid Hospital, which has provided quality care to the Richmond, Indiana community for more than 100 years. Reid Hospital became interested in the ACO concept to try out alternative models of care delivery.

ACO

March 22, 2018

ACO Success Story – Mammoth Hospital

Understanding the value in big data can make the biggest difference in improving patient care. It’s not enough to just have the data on-hand – physicians and clinical staff must have clear, actionable insight into their analytics to effectively meet the needs of their patients.

ACO

March 14, 2018

Empower Your Nurses: Building Your Primary Care Capacity

Many population health strategies focus solely on treating high-cost patients with most of the responsibility left on physicians. While this is an intrinsic element to population health management, Caravan Health’s model thinks globally.

ACO

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