Healthcare Business Weekly Update, January 22, 2018
January 22, 2018  Vol. IX, No. 40
Sponsored by: Generating Population Health Revenue: ACO Best Practices for Medicare Shared Savings and MIPS Success

Caravan Health's ACOs saved more than $26 million in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and achieved higher than average quality scores and quality reporting scores in 2016, according to newly released Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) data on the MSSP program. The ACOs' quality scores and quality reporting scores have them well-positioned under CMS' Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) as an additional potential physician practice revenue stream.

During Generating Population Health Revenue: ACO Best Practices for Medicare Shared Savings and MIPS Success, a January 2018 webinar now available for rebroadcast, Tim Gronniger, senior vice president of development and strategy, Caravan Health, shares the key focus areas for its ACOs to achieve these results while building a sustainable healthcare delivery model in the year ahead and beyond. Click here to order or obtain more information

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  1. 2016 Medicare ACOs Left $966 Million on Table by Avoiding Risk: Avalere Analysis

  2. New HHS Division Under Office of Civil Rights Charged with Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Healthcare

  3. Assessing MIPS' Fate: "MedPAC Vote Would Not Affect 2018 Under Any Scenario"

  4. HINfographic: 8 Healthcare Industry Trends for 2018

  5. Integrated Case Management: Elevating Quality and Clinical Metrics with Multidisciplinary Team-Based Care

  6. New Chart: What Are the Leading Types of Community Health Partnerships?

  7. Humana Foundation Puts Focus on 'Upstream' Social Determinants of Health

  8. ACO Trends:Adoption Doubles Over 4 Years As Shared Savings Gain Favor

  9. Emergency Departments Not a Major Source of Opioid Prescriptions, New Study Shows

  10. 2017 Healthcare Benchmarks: Social Determinants of Health

  11. Do Nursing Homes Game System to Improve Medicare Star Ratings? FAU-UC Study

  12. SNAP Improves Medication Adherence Among Older Adults: IMPAQ Study

  13. Proactive Care Management in a Top-Performing ACO: Closing Quality and Care Gaps in High-Risk, High-Utilization Populations

  14. Alzheimer's Association New Dementia Care Practice Recommendations Aimed at Long-Term and Community-Based Care Settings

  15. Trends Shaping the Healthcare Industry in 2018: A Strategic Planning Session

  16. Remote Monitoring of High-Risk Patients: Telehealth Protocols for Chronic Care Management

  17. HealthSounds Episode: Healthcare Trends in 2018: Synergies from the Non-Traditional CVS Health-Aetna Merger

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