Providers, health plans, governments and municipalities, employers, and consumers are looking for innovative approaches to historical challenges associated with quality, efficiency, care delivery and coordination, and cost effectiveness.
The Affordable Care Act legislation includes one potential solution, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), designed to realign incentives within our delivery system to better meet these challenges and improve outcomes.
Incentivizing care teams to achieve improved clinical outcomes through coordinated, efficient care delivery – effectively shifting incentives from “volume” of care provided to “value” of care provided – is a significant conceptual shift for traditional delivery models. This shift will likely require considerable change from each of the primary players in the delivery arena.
To help our clients prepare for the changes required by the ACO model, our approach provides a framework that includes the above core competencies – Strategy, Leadership and Governance, Care Delivery and Management, Business Operations, Information and Technology Services, and Incentive Alignment. Now is the time for your organization to consider tough questions about its readiness/capabilities within these competencies.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our core Accountable Care Solutions Team with any questions you’d like to discuss.