Since its inception, the Medicare Shared Savings Program has been committed to achieving the triple aim of healthcare: better care for individuals, better health for populations, and lowering the growth of expenditures. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) targeted this triple aim by providing high quality care while creating “gross savings”. ACOs were then rewarded for their success by sharing in a portion of these gross savings.

In order to better support ACOs in their progress towards realizing gross savings, Wakely conducted an analysis to measure the correlation between various ACO characteristics and the level of gross savings achieved. The goal was to better understand what certain ACOs were doing to find success in the program and what others could change to increase their chances of achieving gross savings. The following whitepaper shares a summary of these results.

Driving Success in the Medicare Shared Savings Program