July 31, 2018
CMS recently issued several major proposed rules affecting Medicare payments for physicians and hospitals in 2019. Taken as a whole, these rulemaking actions demonstrate a continued strong value proposition for hospital participation in Accountable Care Organizations in 2019 and into the future.
July 18, 2018
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?
June 20, 2018
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.
May 29, 2018
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.
May 18, 2018
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.
May 15, 2018
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.
May 09, 2018
Just published in Becker’s Hospital Review – Caravan Health Senior Vice President Tim Gronniger discusses ten reasons Accountable Care Organizations can fail.
April 30, 2018
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.
March 22, 2018
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.
March 14, 2018
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.