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18 07, 2017

Community Hospitals Thrive Under ACO Model

July 18th, 2017|Accountable Care Organization, ACO, Rural Hospitals|

Introduction Caravan Health currently supports 164 community hospitals in Accountable Care Organizations, ranging from $10 million to $1 billion in annual revenue. A common fear of hospital leadership is that ACO participation will result in fewer inpatient stays, lower revenue [...]

18 07, 2017

Rural Providers Narrow Population Health Disparities Through ACO Participation

July 18th, 2017|Accountable Care Organization, ACO, Uncategorized|

Caravan Health has released preliminary 2016 clinical quality improvement data for 22 rural health care systems participating in an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) for two years. Findings show rural hospitals and clinicians can improve patient quality of life and boost [...]

11 07, 2017

Caravan Health Announces Second Annual Accountable Care Symposium

July 11th, 2017|Accountable Care Organization, ACO, Events|

Join hundreds of accountable care pioneers to learn how rural hospitals, clinics, small practices and independent providers can achieve better outcomes and higher earnings. Austin, Texas – July 11, 2017 –  Caravan Health is excited to announce its second annual Accountable Care Symposium, [...]

25 05, 2017

Webinar: Banding Together for Population Health—A New Business Model for Rural Hospitals

May 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Lynn Barr, CEO of Caravan Health, was featured on "Banding Together for Population Health—A New Business Model for Rural Hospitals," hosted by the Commonwealth Fund. Barr, along with a panel of hospital CEOs, explored how accountable care contracts and other value-based [...]

18 05, 2017

Community Hospital ACOs Can Help Independent Providers Improve their Performance and Simplify Reporting Under MIPS

May 18th, 2017|Accountable Care Organization, ACO, MACRA|

Caravan Health presents, “MIPS Strategies for Physician/Hospital Track 1 ACOs” Kansas City, MO – May 18, 2017 – Caravan Health encourages hospital CEOs and CFOs, who are making the transition to value-based payments, to fully understand the MIPS-ACO reporting requirements [...]

16 05, 2017

Everything we know about the American Health Care Act

May 16th, 2017|Legislation & Policy, News|

On May 4, The U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would repeal key components of the Affordable Care Act and replace them with a Republican counterpart. The bill has been almost universally panned by [...]

10 05, 2017

By 2018, 17.5% of All Rural Hospitals will be in an Accountable Care Organization Supported by Caravan Health

May 10th, 2017|Accountable Care Organization, ACO, Rural Hospitals|

May 11, 2017 – Kansas City, MO – As growing health disparities continue to threaten rural America, an increasing number of rural hospitals are transforming their health delivery system through Alternative Payment Models. Caravan Health, the market leader in Accountable [...]

2 05, 2017

The Importance of Care Coordination Beyond Cost Containment, and the Use of Health Analytics to Reach the Magic Quadrant

May 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Care coordination has been successful in many cases where applied in U.S. health care, but direct association with cost containment is not necessarily one of them. Care coordination is frequently associated to cost containment, especially when discussing advanced payment models and [...]

25 04, 2017

Impact of Successful ACO Participation on Rural Hospitals

April 25th, 2017|Accountable Care Organization, ACO|

Lynn Barr, CEO of Caravan Health, was joined by panelists Lee McCall, CEO of Neshoba Hospital & Nursing Home, & Don Wee, CEO of Tri-State Memorial Hospital, as they explored the impact of their 2016 Medicare Shared Savings Program participation as [...]

19 04, 2017

Caravan Health Extends Deadline for 2018 ACO Participation to April 30, 2017 

April 19th, 2017|Accountable Care Organization, ACO|

Providers who want to take advantage of value-based reimbursements and avoid MACRA penalties in 2018 must act fast – Caravan Health, the market leader in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), has extended its deadline for consideration in a 2018 ACO to [...]