Building on a similar effort in California, Catalyst for Payment Reform is proposing a standardized set of 50 ACO measures. Some of the country’s largest purchasers are taking it to their health plans.
ACOs need to provide comprehensive care management across a spectrum of provider specialties. To do this, they need a framework for evaluating potential partners that will help risk-bearing providers establish the partnerships that will enable them to achieve their goals.
Medicare’s new bundled payments program is expected to be popular, despite unanswered questions about the target prices for the episodes, risk adjustment, and use of quality data. Here’s what we know—and don’t know.