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New Report Examines Value-Based Gains from a Leading Pioneer ACO


On the heels of the latest Medicare Pioneer ACO performance results from CMS, a new report examines care coordination and population health strategies from Steward Healthcare's top-performing Pioneer Accountable Care Organization.

Sea Girt, NJ, September 08, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Only the strong survive. After three years, twenty of the original 32 Medicare Pioneer ACOs remain. Of these, 15 garnered savings in 2014, Pioneer performance year three, according to August 2015 CMS estimates.

"Lessons from a Leading Pioneer ACO: Value-Based Gains from Physician Engagement, Performance Improvement and Care Management," goes inside Promise, the leading Pioneer ACO from Steward Health Care Network, to examine the care management tactics and tools that has made Steward a leader in Pioneer ACO financial and quality performance for three consecutive years.

In this new report from the Healthcare Intelligence Network, Kelly Clements, Pioneer program director for Steward Health Care Network, describes the challenges of the Pioneer ACO program and how this early adopter of accountable care consistently generates significant savings and improved raw quality scores, particularly in the preventive health and at-risk domains.

This 25-page report quantifies how Steward Health Care Network continues to make good on its Promise to provide coordinated, high-quality and cost-efficient care to its 80,000 Pioneer-aligned Medicare beneficiaries.

Learn more care management strategies from a top-performing Pioneer ACO at
http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=5078

News Facts: Lessons from a Leading Pioneer ACO: Value-Based Gains from Physician Engagement, Performance Improvement and Care Managements offers the following insights:

- Three key challenges of the Medicare Pioneer ACO program and how Steward is breaking down these barriers;

- Strategies to both engage and educate physicians in the delivery of accountable care, including a stewardship metric and a host of quality and efficiency indicators;

- Leveraging health IT for Pioneer ACO success, including data analytics and a quality data warehouse that stores clinical metrics from diverse EHR systems;

- Steward's cross-continuum population health approach, from wellness to high-risk, with program features and leading indicators, particularly for management of chronic illness and care transitions;

- Patient tracker tools to follow patients within and outside of the Steward care continuum and how these trackers are helping to curb hospital readmissions and ER visits;

- Evaluation of Steward's Medicare ACO options for 2016: Pioneer ACO versus Next Generation ACO versus Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP);

and much more.

Learn more care management strategies from a top-performing Pioneer ACO at
http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=5078

Report Formats: Lessons from a Leading Pioneer ACO: Value-Based Gains from Physician Engagement, Performance Improvement and Care Management, shipping October 31, 2015, is available in Print, Adobe Acrobat PDF, Print-PDF set or sharable with an Enterprise Site License. For more information, visit http://store.hin.com/product.asp?itemid=5078

Quote attributable to Melanie Matthews, HIN Executive VP and COO:

"While there are more than 400 accountable care organizations in the United States today, the Pioneer ACOs are an elite group with proven expertise in data integration, care coordination and population health. The tactics in this report will help existing physician practices and physician-hospital organizations elevate care to the next level of accountability and quality, which is what value-based healthcare is all about."

For Melanie Matthews' profile, please visit http://www.hin.com/bios.html#mm

Please contact Patricia Donovan to arrange an interview or to obtain additional quotes.

About the Healthcare Intelligence Network — HIN is the premier advisory service for executives seeking high-quality strategic information on the business of healthcare. For more information, contact the Healthcare Intelligence Network, PO Box 1442, Wall Township, NJ 07719-1442, (888) 446-3530, fax (732) 449-4463, e-mail info@hin.com, or visit http://www.hin.com.
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