October 16, 2018
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.
October 10, 2018
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.
October 03, 2018
Read Caravan Health's comments on CMS’s proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program rule for the 2019 performance year
October 02, 2018
Although there’s some uncertainty about what the final rule will look like, what is certain is that clinical, hospital, and health system leaders need to understand what’s happening, what to expect from CMS, and when to expect it. To help with that, we identified the key dates and points you need to know below.
ACO, Policy, CMS
September 26, 2018
We’re constantly adapting our strategies to meet the evolving rules and regulatory policies in the health care industry.
September 19, 2018
Health care is constantly evolving – new programs, requirements, and regulations are the norm. Caravan Health’s experts understand this environment and bring their unique perspective to making the most of payment and delivery system reform.
August 07, 2018
ACOs of 10,000 or fewer lives may experience random savings or losses of up to six percentage points. This comes to $600 per patient, or $6 million per ACO. That kind of uncertainty is unacceptable.
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.