Nationwide, accountable care organizations report that it’s becoming more challenging to do business and the stakes are higher than ever. They are taking on more financial risk as CMS shifts Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs into downside or two-sided risk tracks.
Meanwhile, patients are aging, chronic conditions are on the rise and more specialists are getting involved in care. A proliferation of EHRs, care management systems and population health tools creates data silos that make it difficult to manage patients across the care continuum.
To learn more about the challenges facing ACOs, including readmissions and network revenue leakage, Becker’s Hospital Review spoke with Nikki Starrett at Collective Medical.