“Analytics for ACOs” Articles

Singletrack Analytics has written a number of articles relating to the analytical capabilities that will be required by accountable care organizations and other population-based risk-assuming organizations. A collection of those articles is linked below:

Analytics for ACOs - a comprehensive white paper describing the types of data that ACOs will require, the development of metrics and reports, integration of risk scoring and cost measurement and other related topics.

Evaluating the Medicare Pilot Programs - a comparison of the ACO and Bundled Payment pilot programs under health reform, highlighting the similarities and differences and describing the types of organizations that might be best suited for each program. This article was published in Becker’s Hospital Review.

First Steps in ACO Analytics - describes the initial steps for an ACO after receiving patient-level claims data for their participants

Picking Winners and Losers in ACOs - describes the potential effect of risk adjustments on ACOs by referencing the Physician Group Practice demonstration. Some aspects of this issue remain uncertain since the risk adjustment process for ACOs has not yet been settled; however the uncertainties described in this paper continue to remain.

Analytics for ACOs – a Framework for Strategy and Due Diligence - this article appeared in Accountable Care News and provides a framework for designing the ACO’s analytics function and the resources and due diligence steps that should be applied when planning its data-related functions.

Data Integration in ACOs - a blog article about the data integration issues that ACOs will face when dealing with multiple sources of data.

ACO Antitrust Issues Underscore the Need for Data - a blog article dealing with the analytics that will be necessary to assure that an ACO does not violate the antitrust requirements of the ACO regulations.

JAMA Article Highlights Needs for ACO Analytics Planning - a blog article dealing with potential analytics-related mistakes that ACOs may make.