In mid-September, CMS released 2019 results from its Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs, with participants generating a record $1.2 billion in total net savings for the program.
Becker’s reached out to executives from ACOs that earned some of the most shared savings in 2019 to share what strategies and best practices they believe led to their positive results.
Here’s insight from six executives:
1. William Mayer, MD, president and CEO of Affirmant Health Partners and the Federation ACO (Portage, Mich.). Our success can be attributed to our focus on changing specific provider behaviors using what we refer to as our “fire triangle” — three strategic elements we believe must be present to produce this change, just as fuel, heat and oxygen must be present simultaneously to ignite and sustain a fire. These three elements are data analytics to inform us on our performance, clinical transformation to improve performance, and shared savings to ensure our enterprise is sustainable…