Resources

White Papers

Choosing the Right Performance Management System for your ACO

Measurement of performance against cost and quality benchmarks represents a defining principle of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). However, in order to successfully improve population health and patient satisfaction while controlling costs—in other words, to achieve the Triple Aim—ACOs require more than performance measurement.

An effective performance management system for ACOs would bring together all available data on their patient population from disparate sources, synthesize it into a coherent picture of population health and service cost/quality, and make it available to stakeholders from executives to providers where and when they need it in time to affect outcomes.

Download the Successful ACO Vendor Requirements White Paper

Fairness in Shared Savings Distribution: 
The Elephant in the ACO Waiting Room

The uncertainty inherent in beneficiary attribution poses a very real risk to ACOs’ stability and viability, and provider turnover has the potential to impact an ACO’s attributed population at a scale far greater than patient compliance and engagement do. As providers determine whether to join an ACO, one of their key considerations will be the ACO’s incentive distribution methodology. Download the white paper to learn the critical factors that must be considered to ensure fair share of savings across your organization.

Download the Shared Savings Distribution White Paper
Shared Savings DIstribution White Paper

Structure Your ACO for Success: Invite the Right Players to the Table

For new, renewing, and current MSSP ACOs alike, the prospects for success in the program appear daunting: for the 2014 performance year (the most recent for which CMS has released final results), 92 out of 330 ACOs qualified for shared savings payments from the program, meaning that over 72 percent of ACOs did not meet the program’s quality and cost savings requirements. However, many have elected to join or renew their participation in the MSSP. Thoughtful ACO leaders will recognize that making good on this commitment and this optimism requires more than good intentions—it requires structuring and equipping their ACOs for success.

Download the ACO Structure White Paper
ACO Structure White Paper

Webinars

Five Questions to Help Your ACO Succeed

After presenting at the NAACOS Fall 2015 conference in D.C. where we focused on five critical questions to help improve your ACO’s population health, quality of care, and financial performance, we received an overwhelming amount of feedback and requests from attendees to watch it again.

We invite you to watch this on-demand webcast that dives into these questions and will leave you with practical use cases that you can implement right now to get started.

Download the 5 Questions to help your ACO succeed Webinar

Fairness in Shared Savings Distribution

In this webinar presented by HIMSS, we look at how the uncertainty inherent in beneficiary attribution poses a very real risk to ACO’s stability and viability, and provider turnover has the potential to impact an ACO’s attributed population at a scale far greater than patient compliance and engagement do. As providers determine whether to join an ACO, one of their key considerations will be the ACO’s incentive distribution methodology.

View this webinar to learn the critical factors that must be considered to ensure fair share of savings across your organization.

Download the ACO Shared Savings Distribution Webinar

Brochures

Helping ACOs Continuously Improve Performance

Salient ACO is a turnkey analytical solution that provides actionable data to each level of the organization, enabling ACOs to rapidly evaluate, remediate, and continuously improve overall population healthcare, financial performance, and the quality of medical services.

Download the Salient ACO Brochure

Salient Medicaid Enterprise Management

Improving population health and patients’ experience of care while reducing per capita costs—i.e., achieving the Triple Aim—requires state Medicaid agencies and their stakeholders to adopt a data-driven approach to program management and reform initiatives.

Download this brochure to learn how Salient’s Medicaid Enterprise Management solution enables such an approach by putting actionable data in the hands of providers, care coordinators, and program oversight staff through a powerful and intuitive visual data mining platform.

Download the Salient Medicaid Enterprise Management Brochure
Salient Medicaid Enterprise Management