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Anatomy of a Successful ACO: Part 2

We continue our series Anatomy of a Successful ACO with an analysis of the cost and utilization patterns of ACOs that have achieved success as participants in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Shared Savings Program. The monetary value of ACO success is a significant figure: In 2014 CMS paid $315.9 million to…

Anatomy of a Successful ACO: Part 1

In 2014 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) paid $315.9 million to 52 of the 220 Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) for delivering quality care and savings relative to a risk adjusted benchmark. Of interest to the Splash Analytics team was determining the factors that distinguished a “successful” ACO from an “unsuccessful” ACO using the…