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

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.