At the end of September, CMS released the 2018 Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) results which ranks the savings and quality performance of participating Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Before diving into the numbers a reminder about the difference between “generated savings” and “earned savings”.
Last week, CMS announced a new discharge planning rule to improve care transitions by defining discharge requirements for hospitals and Home Health Agencies (HHAs). Ultimately, the goal is to reduce readmissions and adverse events by complementing and aligning with interoperability efforts across the continuum. The rule also gives patients greater ability to access their medical records and participate in the discharge planning process by requiring hospitals to share information about post-acute care provider performance. The rule’s effective date is 11/29/2019.
Last week, PatientPing hosted an event at the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) offices to roll out its Stories product to hospitals across the state. Stories provide real-time patient context at the point of care so that providers can more accurately make treatment decisions. Stories include important information such as patient care team contact information, prior visit history, diagnostic information, and much more. Currently, real-time notifications (Pings) and patient context (Stories) are being utilized by PatientPing’s ACO, SNF, and home healthcare partners.
Triad HealthCare Network (THN), headquartered in Greensboro, NC, is a physician-led, knowledge-based, and care-focused organization that aids member providers in giving exceptional care to patients and its community.
Welcome back to our Four Questions Blog Series! PatientPing sat down with Ann Marks of Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization to learn more about how her team is using PatientPing to further their care coordination efforts. DVACO is comprised of more than 670 primary care physicians and over 107,000 Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries.