I’ve been talking a lot about ACOs lately (HIStalking, for one) and stressing how important it is that population health management technology and approaches (analytics around patient risk and care caps and finding the right workflow fit for care managers, for example) are keys to success within large ACO structures.
If you haven’t seen it, an analysis of how high-performing ACOs are making strides is examined in this Health Affairs post from January 29 titled “How the Most Successful ACOs Act as Factories of Innovation.”
We’ve all seen the numbers from earlier this year: participation in ACOs is up overall, and notably up within higher CMS risk models such as Next Generation and Track1+. And combined with commercial ACOs, the next milestone is 1,000 ACOs operating nationwide, making them the most far-reaching successes in value-based care.
At Philips Wellcentive, we support multiple customers in various stages of MSSP migration and commercial contracts. We are particularly excited to support Children’s Health Alliance (CHA) within its role in developing the first-ever pediatric ACO in the state of Oregon. Maybe not coincidentally, JAMA last September called for uniform quality measures for pediatric care, though we’ve been helping CHA with quality metrics for some time.