While most accountable care organizations (ACOs) are groups of doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers, like yourself, who come together to coordinate patient care, individual providers often have their own EHRs and unique ways to identify their patients. If not managed properly at the ACO level, the disparities may lead to mistakes in care and billing.
Fortunately, there are several effective ways to combat these challenges.
While becoming or joining an ACO may not be for every healthcare provider, the Department of Health and Human Services is aiming to tie 30% of Medicare payments1 to quality and value payment models by the end of 2016 — and 50% of payments1 by 2018. If you’re hoping to take advantage of the ACO payment model, the time to start effectively managing and using data to meet your ACO goals is now.