As has occurred in most demonstration programs in the past, CMS is expected to send ACO applicants the historical data for the members that will be attributed to the ACO's primary care physicians. But what should you do with that data? Time to crank up Excel and go to work?
Analytics can't be an afterthought for ACOs. It can't be something that's loaded onto the overworked hospital accountant who's already preparing the financial justification for the new linear accelerator and reconciling last year's Blue Cross payments. It can't be done in spreadsheets. It's too important to be rele