Supporting ACO Cost Reductions Through ED Care Collaboration


St. Luke’s is Idaho’s first Medicare accountable care organization (ACO), pioneering the shift from fee-for-service care to a value-based model focused on quality and accountability of care. The organization relies on care collaboration to coordinate patient care—saving roughly $1 million in care costs within its first eight months of implementation.

Read the full case study to learn how St. Luke's:

  • Used care collaboration, instead of ICD 10 codes, to track, predict, and prevent patient readmissions
  • Worked with ED, primary care, and behavioral health providers to achieve better patient outcomes
  • Reduced the cost of care without compromising on quality

 

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