Rural Health Resources by Topic: Accountable Care Organizations
How to Better Support Small Physician-led Accountable Care Organizations: Recent Program Updates, Challenges, and Policy Implications
Describes the strategies of successful small physician-led Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Discusses how policy changes contribute to the opportunities and challenges for these ACOs. Explores how "ACO Enablers" aid small ACOs in participating in risk-bearing models. Includes a brief discussion of how the ACO Investment Model program supported ACOs in rural and underserved areas with access to capital.
Author(s): Jonathan Gonzalez-Smith, Hannah Crook, Elizabeth Singletary, William Bleser, Robert Saunders Date: 02/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation view details
The Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Program: South East Rural Physicians Alliance
Describes and examines the impact of a care coordination program developed by the South East Rural Physicians Alliance-Independent Physician Association located in Nebraska. Program focuses on clinic-based care coordination for high-risk patients with diagnosed diabetes or congestive heart failure. Funded under the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program from 2015-2018.
Date: 2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center view details
Financial Incentives to Improve Community Health
Slides presented at the 2019 National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) Annual Meeting discussing several federal initiatives as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the Medicare Shared Savings Program and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), resulting in controlled costs, improved quality of care, and offering financial incentives. Identifies how State Offices of Rural Health can support health organizations to participate successfully in these initiatives.
Author(s): Keith Mueller Date: 10/2019 Type: Presentation Slides Sponsoring organization: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health view details
RHC - Becoming a Primary Care Medical Home
Presentation slides from an August 2019 webinar discussing how a Rural Health Clinic (RHC) can become a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Profiles one RHC in the Mississippi Delta that became both a PCMH and an Accountable Care Organization and details the challenges and benefits of the transition. Part of the Rural Health Clinic Technical Assistance Series.
Date: 08/2019 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organizations: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, National Association of Rural Health Clinics view details
Accelerating Value-Based Payment in California's Federally Qualified Health Centers: Options for Medicaid Health Plans
Highlights examples of value-based payment (VBP) models for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), including a rural Hawaii model and a Colorado model that incorporates rural FQHCs. Covers Accountable Care Organization (ACO) models, state-led Capitated Alternative Payment Models (APMs), state-led quality payment adjustments, and Medicaid shared savings ACO models. Addresses how FQHCs and health plans can overcome challenges when launching new VBP models and offers recommendations for California's health plans.
Author(s): Greg Howe, Tricia McGinnis, Rob Houston Date: 08/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies view details
The Interface of Policy Dynamics and Transforming Rural Health Care Services
Slides presented at the 2019 Western Region Flex Conference discussing the effect of public policy transformation on rural healthcare. Identifies policy initiatives and responses taken by healthcare organizations and management. Highlights new models of approaches, collaborations, and partnerships to sustain programs and services.
Author(s): Keith Mueller Date: 06/2019 Type: Presentation Slides Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute view details