The Pulse on Accountable Care

Read our insight on the latest trends and innovations in ACOs, value-based payments, population health, policy, and more. 
December 11-12

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December 12, 2018

Highlights from the Third Annual Caravan Health Accountable Care Symposium

Last week’s Accountable Care Symposium was a celebration of a successful year, a chance to hear about what is coming in 2019, and an opportunity to network with colleagues old and new. Here are just a few highlights from the two-day event.

Events

December 05, 2018

5 Key Themes at This Year’s Accountable Care Symposium

The Caravan Health Accountable Care Symposium brings together community hospital leaders, experts from government and industry, clinical staff, and others to share their visions, strategies, and experiences in executing value-based payment models.

Events

December 05, 2018

CMS Releases More on 2017 MIPS – Caravan Health ACOs Trounce Standard Medicare Average by 40 Percent

Caravan Health Average Scores is 93.2 points vs Standard Medicare Average of 65.7

MACRA MIPS

November 28, 2018

From the Experts: Helping ACOs Get Physician Buy-in for Coordinated Care Models

Providers must realign clinical workflows as well as revenue models, and physician leaders must convince their peers that these changes will pay off in the long run.

ACO, Policy

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.

ACO, Events

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

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