EdiPhy Advisors: Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Services
EdiPhy Advisors’ success depends on the success of our client
organizations. One way we support our clients’ success is by
accumulating and sharing leading edge information about resources and
possibilities. While the ACO concept continues to evolve, EdiPhy
Advisors leadership possesses extensive experience in the various
components required to develop and manage an effective ACO: structure,
systems, culture, clinical and financial integration, outcomes
orientation, accountability mechanisms and performance measurements.
With ACOs gaining momentum in various parts of the country, many true
practice associations (IPAs) are well-positioned to take a lead role in
developing similar networks. Those IPAs operating as risk-bearing
organizations for large patient populations have already established at
least one critical success factor for moving to an ACO. In addition,
IPAs that have leveraged IT for referrals, authorizations and
utilization management most likely have the strong information
technology infrastructure needed for success as part of an ACO.
EdiPhy Advisors’ culture of self-evaluation, continuous improvement
and responsiveness positions us well for quality in this type of work.
Secure HIPAA-compliant IT platforms afford our Care Coordination
personnel the opportunity to access medical records to insure
information sharing is taking place (to reduce / eliminate duplication
of tests) and to follow up with individual patients relative to their
care. Leveraging Care Coordination staff of EdiPhy Advisors frees up
client clinical personnel to focus on delivering quality healthcare.
EdiPhy Advisors is also experienced at capturing information required
for ongoing, quarterly and annual reporting in compliance with CMS
requirements. CMS regulations support their stated goal for Shared