Caravan Health ACOs create an environment where care coordination can thrive. Care coordination is all about relationships – both with the patient and between providers. Some patients need help with such basic tasks as transportation to primary care appointments. Having a skilled nurse helping patients with getting to appointments and picking up prescriptions can dramatically increase compliance with treatment and follow up. This can encourage patients to take further ownership and accountability for their own health. Providers and patients both notice a difference with the care coordination made possible by Caravan Health ACOs.
Caravan Health ACOs are prepared for success on CMS-required quality measures. Our ACOs have access to up-to-date training on those measures, including best practices for raising scores. Each provider has population health nurses dedicated to improving quality. Our strong analytics platform makes sure providers have all the data they need to keep tabs on quality performance and achieve ACO success.
In 2017, Caravan Health partner hospitals showed great improvement in quality scores, scoring better in 13 out of 14 reported. Highlights include our hospitals showing a 43 percent reduction in uncontrolled diabetes and increasing diabetes eye exams by 15 percent.