June 13, 2019
Physicians often come to us with questions about why they should join an ACO. Sometimes they worry they will be asked to do more than ever as they shift from fee-for-service to fee-for-value in Medicare. Recently our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anna Loengard, went over strategies to make this shift as seamlessly as possible.
May 29, 2019
Hear from Darrold Bertsch, CEO at Sakakawea Medical Center and also of Coal Country Community Health Center, about the success his organizations have had participating in a collaborative ACO. According to Bertsch, participating in an ACO is work, but it’s not that hard. Results come with engagement throughout the organization coupled with collaboration and networking with other providers in your community and others within your ACO.
May 15, 2019
When you join an accountable care organization with Caravan Health, you’ll have a trusted partner that is committed to your ACO success and will bring results starting in year one. Our proven plan will help provide better coordinated care for your community, improve your quality scores, and mitigate your ACO risk by bringing greater focus to population health management.
May 07, 2019
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
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
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.
March 28, 2019
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.
March 07, 2019
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
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.
February 20, 2019
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.