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

MissionPoint Health Partners named 2016 Top Workplace

‘The Tennessean’ has named MissionPoint Health Partners a winner of the Middle Tennessee 2016 Top Workplaces Award MissionPoint Health Partners has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Tennessean. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few. “The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits,” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health…. read more

MissionPoint named Health Champion by the American Diabetes Association

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March, 22, 2016) – MissionPoint Health Partners today announced that it has received the American Diabetes Association’s Corporate Elite Health Champion Designation. The designation, part of the Association’s Wellness Lives Here℠ initiative, is given to organizations that meet certain healthy living criteria. “We’re honored that the American Diabetes Association has selected us as a Corporate Elite Health Champion,” said Jason Dinger, MissionPoint Health Partners’ CEO. To be given the Health Champion designation, an organization — in this case MissionPoint’s main office in Nashville — must meet Association-specified criteria in Nutrition and Weight Management, Physical Activity and Organizational Well-Being. Last fall, MissionPoint participated in the National Healthy Lunch Day and Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. “In addition to… read more

This Part of Health Care Reform is Sticking Around, in Nashville and Beyond

Health insurance co-ops may be on their way out, but accountable care organizations, one of the other new health care models birthed by the Affordable Care Act, appear to be here to stay. That’s at least what the government wants, evidenced by both its announcement of the next generation accountable care organization model, as well as the renewal of nearly 150 participants in the shared savings model. As a reminder, accountable care organizations are a form of managed care led by providers. That means providers agree to pay for a population of patients for a set fee. Based on the model in which the ACO operates, savings from lower costs are then distributed between the organization and the health plan…. read more

MissionPoint Health Partners Selected as One of Nearly 150 Renewing Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations

New hospitals and health care providers join successful, cutting-edge federal initiative that cuts costs and puts patients at the center of their care Medicare accountable care organization initiatives to improve how the health system cares for patients Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced 121 new participants – representing 49 states and the District of Columbia – in an innovative initiative – Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) – designed to improve the care patients receive in the health care system and lowers costs. Nashville, TN – MissionPoint Health Partners was selected as one of nearly 150 renewing Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), providing Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated care across the United… read more

NALLI: Boosting Hoosiers’ Health Takes Team Effort

It’s the fourth quarter in a transformative year for Hoosiers’ health. In 2015, thousands of uninsured Indiana residents gained access to health care coverage through the expanded Healthy Indiana Plan. With more than 337,000 signing up, it’s clear Hoosiers are motivated to get covered and, more important, they’re taking a key first step toward better health. As we progress through this year’s health insurance exchange open-enrollment period—which began Nov. 1 and runs through Jan. 31—we can build on that great work. It will be up to Indiana’s health care providers, employers, policymakers and civic leaders to not only promote awareness of the enrollment period, but also ensure individuals find the health insurance option that is right for them. But coverage… read more

Smaller Networks Let Consumers Choose Lower Costs

Everyone wants the best health care possible. But cost — premiums, deductibles, copays and any other expense to the individual — is also a key factor. Health plans such as BlueCross work to balance these considerations every day for our members, giving them access to the care they need at a cost they can afford. One way we do that is by contracting with providers — doctors, hospitals, clinics, etc. — to create health care networks. By agreeing to join, providers accept negotiated discounts from their standard billing rates. Every network is, then, a “value” network because it saves our members money. In recent years, as a response to consumer demand for more affordable coverage options, insurers have developed new,… read more