The Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model is dedicated to achieving
the Institute of Healthcare Improvement's 'Triple Aim:' improving population
health, enhancing the patient experience and slowing increases in
Population Health Management Tools for ACOs:
Technologies and Tactics to Support Accountable
Care examines the building blocks of population
health management that drive improvements in healthcare
quality and efficiency in ACOs — while positioning
healthcare organizations for core measure
improvement and increased reimbursement.
One such building block is an effective patient
registry, which provides usable, actionable
data — a true snapshot of the patient population
being served and for which the organization is
accountable. A registry also keeps organizations
on track with recommended care and identifies ways to improve outcomes.
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In this 40-page resource, Dr. Gregory Spencer, chief medical officer of
Crystal Run Healthcare, demystifies registry use and shares patient
registry best practices, including the following:
- Redesigning internal processes so that a registry can be used
- Using registry data to identify gaps in care;
- Steps to improve accuracy and completeness of registry data; and
- The evolving role of patient registries in delivering accountable care.
Excellence in population health management can only be achieved through
experience. CMS Physician Group Practice participant Dartmouth-Hitchcock
has developed a competency in population health management that it deploys
in ongoing ACO pilots with Medicare and Cigna and in an ACO pilot in
development with Anthem/WellPoint.
In Population Health Management Tools for ACOs: Technologies and Tactics
to Support Accountable Care, Dartmouth-Hitchcock senior medical director
Dr. Barbara Walters shares how the pilots have demonstrated the value of an
ACO by achieving efficiency, quality and cost targets.
She explains the following:
- The shared savings and total cost of care payment methodology developed
by Dartmouth and Cigna for commercial members attributed to Dartmouth;
- The new roles and responsibilities within an ACO to efficiently manage
the health of a population, including strategies for practicing at the
top of license;
- Developing a collaborative model of care that allocates resources to manage
illness burdens, gaps in care and care plans of a defined patient population; and
- Results from Dartmouth's ACO pilots with CMS and Cigna, including where
Dartmouth has achieved better than market results for these programs.
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