Dobson | DaVanzo Consultants Present to ACOs on B-CAPA

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Dobson |DaVanzo’s Alex Hartzman and Kimberly Rhodes participated in a webinar presentation sponsored by the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) last month. The audience included NAACOS member representatives from Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).  

During their presentation, Alex and Kimberly provided ACOs with an overview of the company’s Benchmark Comparative And Performance Analysis (B-CAPA) product (developed in collaboration with NAACOS) which contains a multitude of useful strategic and operational information that allows ACOs to compare their performance to peer groups of similar ACOs. These peer groups include ACOs with similar HCC risk scores, ACOs with similar benchmarks, and ACOs in the same CMS region.

Alex and Kimberly also provided a high-level summary of 2017 MSSP ACO performance, sharing insights about segments of ACOs (such as those who shared savings vs. those that did not, and ACOs that contain facilities vs. those containing only physicians), as well as programmatic results in aggregate – namely that 2017 was the first performance year in which ACOs achieved net savings to Medicare relative to benchmarks (though this measure may undercount ACO savings).

Following Alex and Kimberly’s portion of the presentation, leaders within two MSSP ACOs shared specific examples of how executives use B-CAPA to guide decision making and make operational adjustments to increase quality and efficiency. The webinar closed with an engaging question and answer session, in which participants and presenters discussed additional use-cases for the product and future enhancements to B-CAPA.