Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are a steadily increasing presence in the healthcare delivery system and represent key opportunities and challenges for laboratories. Well over 700 ACOs were formed between 2011 and 2015 representing over 23 million covered lives.1
Many of the top health systems and health insurers have committed to putting 75% of their business into value-based arrangements that focus on the Triple Aim Initiative in less than 5 years. And, Medicare also is moving 50% of its payments into ACO or bundled payments by 2018. Labs are struggling to survive.
Laboratories seeking to engage with ACOs and other payers must promote integration, connectivity and actionable intelligence.
ATLAS expertise offers:
- The ability for providers to share information and organize care for patients
- Consolidation of point-of-care data for incorporation into an EMR
- Complete longitudinal records for the best possible care
- Broad connectivity
- The ability to track and manage testing and results across encounters
Learn how ATLAS can prepare your lab to pro-actively serve the needs of your ACO partners and payers by addressing developing fee-for-value reimbursement guidelines.
1(Healthaffairs.org Blog – Growth and Dispersion of Accountable Care Organizations in 2015 n.d.)