The guiding light of Accountable Care Organizations is achievement of the Triple Aim, which targets: 1) improving patients’ experience of care (quality and satisfaction), 2) improving the health of populations, and 3) reducing the per capita cost of care. Based on the preliminary results of our ACO 33 abstraction, the patient CAHPS survey, and CMS data of utilization and medical cost trends, MDVC has measurably improved all three targets in less than two years. This is no small accomplishment and begs a critical question: What is MDVC capable of doing next?
These are just a few of my ideas for the future of MDVC:
- Completion of our post-acute network by selecting skilled nursing facility partners
- Full alignment of all components of MDVC – patients, primary care, specialists, home health and skilled nursing facilities, leveraging data aggregation and IT resources
- Integration with the acute inpatient space
- Achievement of our shared savings objectives for the Medicare Shared Savings Program
- Contracts with commercial partners
What do you see in the future of MDVC? Add your ideas in the comments below.
About the Author: Dr. Steve Cavalieri has served as the Chief Medical Officer at Envera Health and the Medical Director of MD Value Care for the last three years. With his extensive experience as a physician in Internal Medicine for thirteen years and the Senior Medical Director of a national health plan, he lends his expertise and passion for improving the value of health care to the patients and providers of MD Value Care.