Nashville Medical News: MissionPoint’s population health model saves STH millions

According to Nashville Medical News, MissionPoint Health Partners’ population health model has saved Saint Thomas Health in Nashville millions of dollars in healthcare costs over the past four years. The news comes soon after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a national healthcare analysis that said healthcare spending per person would exceed $10,000 annually for the first time in 2016. “Companies like Saint Thomas Health experienced an average 8.9 percent increase in healthcare expenses this year,” MissionPoint Chief Clinical and Innovation Officer Jordan Asher, MD, told Nashville Medical News. “We saved almost $750,000 for Saint Thomas in 2015 – our fourth year of working with the organization – and have saved the organization $11.2 million total over our… read more

The Accountable Care Organization at a Glance

This is the quickest-ever primer on the Accountable Care Organization (ACO). An ACO is a group of healthcare providers, both physicians and facilities, which are organized into a network to deliver and coordinate care for a specific population of people, like the employees of a self-insured employer. The network model is made up of hospitals, clinics and specialists, who revolve around a core of primary care physicians who are focused on delivering holistic care. Many ACOs have qualified health advocates who, in coordination and partnership with physicians, help members within of the ACO navigate the healthcare system and help them manage their own care. The providers in the ACO are not necessarily all under the same roof, but they agree… read more

Medicare Advantage News: Community partners, providers can be used to reach high-risk members

According to an article by Medicare Advantage news, using tactics such as community partners, data to identify those at the highest risk of noncompliance and costly claims, and sharing risks with providers can lead to closing care gaps and managing risks. MissionPoint Health Partners works with providers and data to focus on members who are at the highest risk of rising costs and identify the root causes, then mitigates those with interventions by their teams of Health Partners. “People move in and out of these buckets, so what we really want to do is figure out which ones are going to go to that [high-cost] bucket and prevent it, and [support the providers of those members who] are staying in… read more

Nashville Business Journal: MissionPoint saves St. Thomas $11.2 million over 4 years

According to the Nashville Business Journal, MissionPoint Health Partners has saved St. Thomas Health $11.2 million in healthcare costs over four years. St. Thomas Health took a risk in launching MissionPoint Health Partners in 2011. Now, MissionPoint is a subsidiary of St. Thomas Health’s parent company, Ascension, which is the largest nonprofit health system in the United States. MissionPoint Health Partners, an accountable care organization, is designed to save money while increasing care for the population it manages. In 2015, MissionPoint Health Partners saved $750,000 for St. Thomas Health. To read the full article, click here.

Indianapolis Business Journal: MissionPoint ACO saves millions for St. Vincent Health

According to the Indianapolis Business Journal, a partnership between MissionPoint Health Partners and St. Vincent Health saved the health system millions of dollars in 2015. The partnership, MissionPoint’s accountable care organization, helped save millions by reducing emergency room visits and hospital readmissions along with an increase in generic drugs over more expensive brand name drugs. “One of the things we worked on was how we do this in a way that increases services we give to you, versus just saying, ‘you can’t do this, you can’t do that,’ ” Dr. Jordan Asher, chief clinical and innovation officer for MissionPoint, told the Indianapolis Business Journal. To read the full article, click here.

Healthcare IT News: St. Vincent Health saves $5.8 million with ACO, population health programs

According to an article by Healthcare IT News, accountable care organization (ACO) MissionPoint Health Partners helped save Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Health System $5.8 million in 2015. ACOs make it possible for groups of doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers to share financial benefits from value-based care. MissionPoint Health Partners CEO Jason Dinger said while other organizations are experiencing healthcare increases of 6-8 percent a year, MissionPoint has helped reduce costs. To read the full article on Healthcare IT News, click here.

MissionPoint Health Partners saves costs for Saint Thomas Health fourth consecutive year

MissionPoint Health Partners has held down the costs for Saint Thomas Health for the fourth consecutive year. The savings were achieved through MissionPoint Health Partner’s accountable care organization (ACO) model, where groups of doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers work together to improve the health of patients while reducing costs. Over the last four years, MissionPoint saved Saint Thomas Health almost $11.2 million in healthcare costs. “Our population health management model is proven to increase total Healthy Days for our members while also cutting costs,” said Jason Dinger, chief executive officer of MissionPoint. “In an environment where most companies are experiencing healthcare cost increases of 6-8 percent annually, MissionPoint has significantly reduced Saint Thomas Health’s healthcare costs year after year…. read more

MissionPoint Health Partners saves St. Vincent Health System $5.8 million

MissionPoint Health Partners has saved St. Vincent Health System $5.8 million in healthcare costs in 2015. St. Vincent participates in shared savings through MissionPoint Health Partner’s accountable care organization (ACO) model, where groups of doctors, hospitals and other healthcare providers share the financial benefit that comes from improving patient health while reducing costs. In 2015, MissionPoint Health Partners saved St. Vincent more than $5.8 million. “Our population health management model is proven to increase total Healthy Days for our members while also cutting costs,” said Jason Dinger, chief executive officer of MissionPoint. “Most companies are experiencing healthcare cost increases on average of 4-6 percent annually. MissionPoint’s care management model, combined with our clinically integrated network of providers and facilities, allows… read more

Helping people maneuver non-clinical ‘life factors’ that exacerbate unhealthy lifestyles a defining aspect of population health management

It’s widely known now that chronic conditions and preventable diseases like diabetes and heart disease not only cause vast suffering but are costly. In an insured population, they are often the source of great cost. What MissionPoint Health Partners is observing is that when you provide individuals with a plan of care that incorporates great clinical care and roll-up-sleeves, hands-on support as the individual maneuvers the life factors that place him or her at risk in the first place, health status improves and costs go down. Patients often face hard realities that expand far beyond a clinic or doctor’s office: depression, food insecurity, inability to pay for medications, transportation challenges, complex family dynamics and isolation. Addressing these challenges, often called… read more