A Call for Collaborative Action: Achieving Readiness for a Value Payment World

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  • September 20, 2016

A Call for Collaborative Action: Achieving Readiness for a Value Payment World

Salt Lake City, September 20, 2016 — Today, the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative (ACLC) released “A Call for Collaborative Action,” challenging all health care industry stakeholders to unite in advancing accountable care across the country by sharing their own population health management solutions. The release was signed by eleven industry leaders, including: Don Crane, CAPG; Susan D. DeVore, Premier, Inc.; Elliott Fisher, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice; Richard J. Gilfillan, Trinity Health; Mike Leavitt, Leavitt Partners; H. Stephen Lieber, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society; Brian Marcotte, National Business Group on Health; Mark McClellan, Duke University; Richard Merkin, Heritage Provider Network; Jeffrey Rideout, Integrated Healthcare Association; Kent J. Thiry, DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc.   

“The transition from volume- to value-based payments is inevitable. While many providers are learning how to adapt to this new world, the vast majority don’t know how to proceed. The ACLC will provide a forum for collecting ideas from the industry and share them broadly,” said Mike Leavitt, Co-Chairman, Accountable Care Learning Collaborative.

Over 70 organizations have already joined the ACLC and begun sharing their individual experience, beginning with an effort to identify and aggregate a list of care delivery competencies. Today’s release presents the collective knowledge of ACLC members via seven competency domain area papers: (1) Governance and Culture, (2) Financial Readiness, (3) Care Coordination, (4) Patient Centeredness, (5) Quality, (6) Health IT, and (7) Risk Assessment.

As a next step, the ACLC urges leaders to share their lessons learned and support their efforts to continually refine competencies and create guidance for providers. 

“Releasing our inaugural series of seven competency papers demonstrates the commitment of our members to work together, but it is just the beginning of what the ACLC must accomplish,” said Scott D. Pulsipher, President of Western Governors University. “We look forward to growing our collaborative platform as providers, payers, researchers, vendors, government officials, and others help us provide additional information to the health care community.” 

The ACLC will complement other industry collaboratives by providing unique and essential forums and services to accelerate the transition to value-based payment.  

 “The ACLC is pleased to join other collaborative initiatives that are already providing essential value-based payment and care delivery research and looks forward to providing additional support to providers,” said Mark McClellan, Co-Chairman, Accountable Care Learning Collaborative.

The “Call for Collaborative Action” and the seven workgroup papers can be viewed here.

About the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative (ACLC) 
The ACLC accelerates the transition to accountable care by identifying what providers need to succeed in value-based payment models. Through collaborative forums, members contribute their understanding and experience in the real world of accountable care implementation. The ACLC is managed by Leavitt Partners, LLC.

About Western Governors University (WGU)
The ACLC is housed at Western Governors University, a leading innovator in health care education. Nonprofit and online, WGU offers over 50 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs that are accredited, flexible and competency based, serving the needs of working adults. Degree programs include nursing, health informatics, business administration, and integrated health care management. WGU prepares future leaders for the world of accountable care.

Contact: Jordana Choucair, senior director of communications, 801.538.5082 or Jordana.choucair@leavittpartners.com