After plateauing for a few years, the number of ACOs is rising. There are currently 132 ACOs participating in ACO Reach1 and there has been a 30% increase in MSSP ACOs taking on two-sided risk since 2020.2 But as the number of ACOs increases, so does the number of critical challenges they face:
- Improving clinical efficiency: ACOs must be able to stratify their patient population and employ disease-specific interventions.
- Reducing data fatigue: With 71% of U.S. physicians feeling overwhelmed by the amount of data available to them,3 care teams need clinical insights in their native workflows to drive treatment decisions.
- Keeping chronically ill patients engaged and motivated: ACOs must enable behavioral changes across chronically ill patients outside the traditional clinical setting.
- Moving the needle on health equity: With stringent updates to CMS standards, ACOs must evaluate how they address social determinants of health and find ways to remove barriers to care.
Fortunately, digital health solutions can address these challenges. In our latest webinar with the Value Based Care Exhibit Hall, industry-leading experts from the Digital Medicine Society (DiMe), Southeast Primary Care Partners, and Propeller Health discussed how ACOs can leverage digital health to enhance clinical efficiency, improve outcomes, and boost quality metrics by:
- Lowering the cost of respiratory care through proactive patient intervention.
- Reducing COPD-related hospitalizations and ED visits among Medicare-eligible COPD patients by as much as 35%.4
- Serving clinicians actionable insights to drive treatment plans without adding friction to their workflow.
The bottom line: ACOs can’t afford not to invest in digital health.
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1 CMS Innovation Center homepage | CMS innovation center. Comparing GPDC to the ACO REACH Model.
2 Holder, E. (n.d.). Medicare ACO participation by Year. National Association of ACOs.
3 ZS’s Future of Health Survey Report: Future of Healthcare. (2023)
4 Alshabani et al., (2019). Electronic Inhaler Monitoring and Healthcare Utilization in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. J. Telemedicine and Telecare