Top 5 Ingredients for ACO Success

June 29, 2016

Can an ACO Network Management System ease the transition to value-based care?

Most healthcare payers and providers believe within a few short years, value-based reimbursement structures like accountable care organizations (ACOs) will be the norm, overtaking the traditional fee-for-service model. But the transition could be bumpy.

In highlighting the top 5 ingredients of a successful accountable care organization, a recent article from RevCycle Intelligence reveals the complexity involved in delivering value-based care—from evolving reimbursement requirements to physician network management to the need for new technology and workflow processes. It also highlights the vital role an effective ACO network management system will play in making this shift possible.

While pointing out “ACOs often experience interoperability and systems integration issues,” the article also asserts the right technology can help ACOs get past these problems. Additionally, an intuitive, flexible ACO operations system that not only addresses healthcare interoperability and data integrations but also helps the ACO communicate and collaborate with the varied players involved will provide a solid foundation for shifting towards patient-centered care.

This is something we’ve seen firsthand with organizations using our V12 ACO. When you have a reliable, flexible ACO network management system, it’s easier, faster and less costly to not only navigate changing reimbursement models but also nurture key relationships and better support population health.