MedeAnalytics Releases Market Research Report on Commercial, Medicare and NCQA ACO Metrics

Research identifies clinical metrics used for evaluating ACOs

Mar 04, 2013, 07:00 ET from MedeAnalytics

EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MedeAnalytics, a leading provider of healthcare performance management solutions, released today at HIMSS13 in New Orleans, La. a market research report that analyzes commercial, Medicare and National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) accountable care organization (ACO) metrics.

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"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. The report concluded that commercial ACOs place greater focus on the areas of cost reduction and ambulatory process, while Medicare ACOs emphasize quality outcomes.

The complimentary report is available from MedeAnalytics' Accountable Care Organization Resource Center.

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