Better Healthcare Data Management for Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) to Reduce Healthcare Costs

With new changes in payment for care, healthcare stakeholders are challenged with the burden of different types of value-based and shared-risk models that will impact their operations and bottom line. The government has set very aggressive targets of tying close to 50 percent of its payments to alternative payment model. Commercial payers and healthcare providers have committed to tying nearly 75 percent of their revenue to value-based reimbursement by 2020.

The shift in healthcare reimbursements from traditional fee-for-service to capitated condition-based payments is here to stay. As ACO’s evolve, they will be positioned to take on risk pools for defined patient populations to coordinate care across the continuum. 

Leveraging healthcare technology to optimally manage holistic patient care and reduce the expenditure of healthcare dollars will be critical to the success of the future of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).

Success criteria for Accountable Health Organizations

Reduced spending of healthcare dollars to manage chronic care patients

 Improved medication management and medication wastage avoidance

real-time data usage to monitor quality and care treatment outcomes

Seamless communication across the continuum of care givers and patients

Those ACOs that can best align and integrate will be the winners in this new environment of healthcare delivery. Acuma Health’s Digital Disease Management (DDM) Solution is designed to assist in the process. It allows for communication and coordination of care for high risk patients across all provider care settings and provides important feedback in gaps in care that will help improve overall patient management.