As the health care industry moves towards population-based models of care, providers are seeking partnerships to help manage the continuum of services. Collectively, these briefs are intended to give provider leadership guidance on how to begin the evaluation process in a time when performance data is scarce and not necessarily the best indicator of long-term compatibility.
Overview: Defining High-Value Partnerships for Accountable Care
This brief introduces the series by detailing the projectâs many components, including a decision-making framework and the domains of high value.
Defining High-Value Primary Care Providers for ACO Partnerships
This brief offers recommendations for assessing primary care providers, a key contributor to all effective population health management.
Defining High-Value Hospitals
for ACO Partnerships
Defining High-Value Specialists for ACO Partnerships
This brief includes guidance for evaluating specialist partners, whose work with complex patients makes them central to ACO efforts.
Defining High-Value Pharmacists for ACO Partnerships
This brief discusses the characteristics of high-value pharmacy providers. Opportunities for retail and clinical pharmacists exist for ACOs.
Defining High-Value Post-Acute Care Providers for ACO Partnerships
This brief describes the characteristics of high-value post-acute care providers, an industry segment that is becoming increasingly important to ACOs.
Defining High-Value Behavioral Health Providers for ACO Partnerships
This brief offers recommendations for evaluating behavioral health providers. ACOs assessing these providers should be less selective.
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