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Accountable Care Solutions

Health care reform

    • Have we developed a strategy to:

    • Measure susceptibility to change in my market?
    • Discover risks and opportunities for my organization?
    • Navigate to sustainability?
    • How will we:

    • Manage reimbursement risk effectively?
    • Ascertain appropriate targets for cost and quality?
    • Determine the proper methodology to align incentives?
    • How does my organization:

    • Determine the most effective operating model?
    • Acquire the required capabilities and relationships?
    • Structure decision rights amongst newly aligned parties?
    • What capabilities do we need to:

    • Understand the emerging technology environment?
    • Fill the gaps between integration and analytics?
    • Evaluate proprietary versus open solutions?
    • What is the most effective approach to:

    • Shift from narrow to high performing networks?
    • Coordinate Population health across the care continuum?
    • Promote Wellness & Self Care?
    • Are we prepared to:

    • Manage the extended enterprise?
    • Understand marginal costs?
    • Straddle the transition?

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.

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    Learn more about our leaders.

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