The Physician as the Provider at Risk: Rolling the Dice

YARTH_v31_i5_COVER.inddCheck out this article that was published in the Journal of Arthroplasty in May.  Archway Health and Carelink are key parts of the article and the article was approved by CMS. The article discusses the need for innovation and leadership in health care as bundled payment models become more common. In the study described in the article, Archway Health engaged 16 different PGPs to apply to become episode initiators in BPCI. Not all of the groups decided to proceed, but among the providers that elected to proceed, the results were impressive. For one of the PGPs, for example, there was a 70% reduction in SNF days per major joint episode over the first two performance quarters. Provider compliance was greater than 85% using the INACT process, and the 30-day readmission rate was reduced from over 7% to less than 2%. Also, this PGP showed 9-17% reconciliation savings.

Read the full article here: The Physician as the Provider at Risk