On December 19, CMS announced the selection of 32 Pioneer ACO organizations, five of which are Boston-based: Beth Israel Deaconess, Mt. Auburn, Steward, Atrius, and Partners Healthcare.
To participate in the shared savings model, we'll need to compute 33 different quality metrics and submit them via survey, claims or the group practice reporting web interface (GPRO).
What are these metrics?
7 measure the Patient/Caregiver Experience based on survey
6 measure Care Coordination/ Patient Safety 6 based on claims or submissions to the GPRO web interface
8 measure Preventative Health based on submissions to the GPRO web interface
12 measure care to At Risk Population based on submissions to the GPRO web interface
Here's a comprehensive list of what needs to be computed, how, and when.
At Beth Israel Deaconess, we'll use our all-payer claims warehouse and quality data center. My role as CIO has been to prepare the necessary analytics for panel and population health, as described in this overview
As I posted from IHI, our challenge ahead will be navigating the new business model while still maintaining the stability of the old business model during the transition.
From a CIO perspective, use this simple equation: ACO = HIE + Analytics and you'll be ready for whatever tomorrow will bring.