The healthcare industry is in a state of quiet anticipation as we await the second data feed from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) bundled payment model. Participants still have a lot of questions? Will the program help hospitals deliver better accountability for care? Will care be coordinated more effectively? Is it going to help reduce costs—and if it does, for whom?
As we emerge from a global pandemic, accountable care organizations must address key new trends now to maintain progress toward value-based care and mitigate financial risk. Analytics are key to helping ACOs gain a better understanding of trends so they can identify opportunities to drive quality improvement. These trends include: gaps in access to clinical care; shifts in patient volume; increased demand for virtual care; and social determinants of health challenges. To better understand rising trends and actions providers should take, we will reach out to hospital and health system leaders to discuss how recent trends influenced their decision to adopt value-based contracts. Then, during our July 28 webinar, we will release a comprehensive market report on these trends and implications for the future. Preventing gaps in access to clinical care Advanced payment models incentivize ACOs to deliver high-quality care and close gaps in care for patients, thereby earning shared savings