A Leavitt Partners report states that while Medicaid ACOs are gaining traction, they will need to generate savings and overcome challenges if they are to succeed long-term. According to the report, the main reasons states are creating Medicaid ACOs are to address rising economic pressures and coordinate care across populations, due in part to growing concerns that the traditional Medicaid managed care model can no longer achieve savings or meaningfully improve population health. Leavitt Partners identifies four areas states require the most assistance in rolling out successful ACOs:
- Deploying population health analytics to improve care;
- Integrating behavioral health;
- Integrating long-term services and supports; and
- Addressing individuals enrolled in both Medicaid and Medicare.
2 ways states' Medicaid ACOs can overcome challenges - FierceHealthPayer