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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December 21, 2018

Shared Savings Program Final Rule

Sliding in just under the wire of the anticipated government shutdown, CMS has released the Shared Savings Program final rule. With the rule, CMS finalized many changes to the ACO program as proposed in August, including an increase from three to five years of participation under a contract and the elimination of tracks 1, 2, and 3 in favor of Basic and Enhanced options.  

ACO, News, Policy

December 19, 2018

Looking Back at the Progress in 2018 for Caravan Health and Our ACOs

As we come to the end of the year, we are reflecting on some of the highlights of 2018.

ACO

December 17, 2018

Affordable Care Act Court Decision Won’t Affect ACOs

ACO, Policy

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 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

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 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

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