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9/29/2014

WayPoint Healthcare Advisors Clients Among the Very Top ACO Performers

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released final first year quality and financial performance results for the Medicare Accountable. Care Organizations (ACOs). WayPoint Healthcare Advisors is pleased to announce that two of its clients were among the very top performing ACOs that experienced significant shared savings. Among 220 eligible ACOs, WayPoint client Memorial Hermann ACO in Houston, Texas was the number one Medicare Shared Savings

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9/29/2014

CMS Announces MSSP ACO Performance…

  WayPoint breaks down the winners and losers by state, start date, track 1 vs track 2,  advance payment program participants, and quality reporting results.  

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9/26/2014

Achieving Structural Change: Moving Patients from Healthcare Bystanders to Engaged Consumers

Patient engagement plays a vital role in improving patient health and lowering healthcare costs. But how do you encourage patients to move them from healthcare bystander to engaged consumers? Read this white paper to learn more.

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9/26/2014

A Systematic Approach to Patient Engagement

No time to read a white paper? Take a look at this infographic for a visual rundown of how to coordinate key touch points, deliver a consistent message and be prepared for variables along the way. Read more.

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8/1/2014

Using a Premortem to Uncover ACO/CIN Implementation Challenges – First in a Series

A Premortem is based on prospective hindsight – imagining that an event has already occurred – to help identify potential problems early on. READ MORE

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6/26/2014

Moving Patients from Healthcare Bystanders to Engaged Consumers

“Engaged” patients don’t just happen. Patient engagement requires an active provider organization (practice), an active health system, and an active community. It is misleading to think that we can achieve the level of patient engagement necessary to truly impact our quality and financial goals without a systematic approach. Read More

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6/17/2014

Innovative Joint Venture and Other Collaborative Models for Health Services

Jim McCoy, WayPoint Managing Director, participated in a panel discussion on Innovative Joint Venture and Other Collaborative Models for Health Services at May’s Healthcare Dealmakers Conference in Dallas. The panel explored what providers are doing, their motivations and relevant options when moving into this new territory. Following are some of Jim’s key takeaways: New or emerging physician-led clinical process improvement initiatives must be merged and aligned with the traditional

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4/15/2014

3 ACO Stories

We’ve recently helped three clients with ACO readiness assessment, design and implementation. Read more

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4/15/2014

Patient Engagement and the ACO

Getting patients to actively participate in their health is key to the ACO’s success. Yet patient engagement is difficult as the conventional American thinking of “doctor knows best” has created an environment where the patient is a passive participant. Health benefit plan purchasers in particular are skeptical, and sometimes confused, about the ACO’s ability to engage, educate and motivate members to achieve compliance with disease management and wellness programs. This points to a need to redefine what

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3/21/2014

WayPoint Healthcare Advisors Congratulates ACO Clients on Performance Year 1 Interim Results

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released findings on several initiatives to reform the healthcare delivery system, including the interim financial results for the Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs. WayPoint Healthcare Advisors is pleased to announce two WayPoint clients were included in the 29 ACOs that experienced significant shared savings through the first quarter of 2013. ACOs have grown more visible as they’ve gained momentum and credibility. More

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