MedeAnalytics Posts Two-Minute Video Titled "Analysis of Commercial, Medicare and NCQA ACO Metrics"

Commonly used metrics and general themes shape emerging best practices

Mar 20, 2013, 13:13 ET from MedeAnalytics

EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MedeAnalytics, a leading provider of healthcare performance management solutions, has posted a new video titled "Analysis of Commercial, Medicare and NCQA Metrics." The two-minute video summarizes findings of MedeAnalytics' groundbreaking market research report released earlier this month, now available from MedeAnalytics' Accountable Care Organization Resource Center.


Metrics Analysis Believed to Be First of Its Kind
"Our research identified metrics used in ACOs based on interviews with payer and provider leaders, an extensive literature review, and analysis of relevant presentations at healthcare conferences," said MedeAnalytics' Director of Provider Solutions Michelle Marge, MSN, RN. "To our knowledge, this is the first analysis of the metrics used by leading commercial ACOs, Medicare ACOs, and the NCQA ACO accreditation process." The research found that ACO metrics can be divided into six categories: pediatric, ambulatory, prevention, acute care, outcome, and utilization of services.

Key Report Findings:

  • Commercial ACOs place greater focus on the areas of cost reduction and ambulatory process, while Medicare ACOs emphasize quality outcomes.
  • Because there is some overlap of metrics, leveraging of data is possible, especially as more ACOs become multi-payer.
  • Technology will play a key role in the evolution of ACO clinical metrics.

Commonly Used Metrics, General Themes, Shape Emerging Best Practices
"As more ACOs become multi-payer, it is increasingly important to understand—for the sake of leverage and organizational alignment—the general themes and commonly used metrics used in ACO agreements," added Ken Perez, MedeAnalytics' director of healthcare policy and senior vice president of marketing. "This strategic understanding will help shape emerging best practices for successful ACOs."

Video Series Frames Issues for Busy Executives
MedeAnalytics' "Two-Minute Drill" videos, supported by graphics illustrating key concepts, are designed to provide busy executives with useful insight into complicated issues. All videos in the series can be viewed at: Videos in the series are supported by more detailed resources, including the MedeAnalytics Medicare Insight Resource Center.

About MedeAnalytics
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