Accountable Care Learning Collaborative Offers Guidance on ACO Leadership, Post-Acute Care

Jan. 8, 2020
Organization introduces the Coordinated Care Network model, a new approach to better caring for patients with various post-acute needs

The road from volume to value can be a rocky one. The Accountable Care Learning Collaborative (ACLC) at Western Governors University has released two white papers to help provider organizations with the transition to value-based care.

The ACLC is a member organization that is focused on accelerating the transition to accountable care by identifying the care delivery competencies needed for providers to succeed in risk-bearing payment models.

The first white paper addresses value-based leadership. "Skills and Mindsets of Leadership Teams in Successful Accountable Care Organization (ACO)" introduces a Leadership Teams Assessment and other resources for ACO leadership teams to assess and enhance their leadership skills. It presents a summary of key findings from research, discussions, and leadership strategy retreats with a cohort of more than 50 ACO leaders and introduces a series of tools designed to aid current and aspiring ACO leaders—including administrative, clinical, and financial leaders—in assessing and enhancing their skills. The ACLC intends for the insights shared in the paper to prompt hesitant or under-equipped leaders to instigate local change and to provide committed leaders with the motivation and direction needed to accelerate transformations already under way.

 The second white paper focuses on post-acute care optimization. "Vision of a Coordinated Care Network (CCN)" introduces the Coordinated Care Network (CCN) model, a new approach to better caring for patients with various post-acute needs, including those recovering from acute episodes, living with life-limiting conditions or advanced illness, or progressing through the final stages of life. Value-minded organizations can leverage the tools outlined in this paper to design and implement their own CCNs.

 The ACLC brings together the top performers in accountable care and industry leaders who know what it takes to succeed. In collaborative forums, members and experts contribute their understanding and experience in the real world of accountable care implementation. The ACLC publishes tools and resources that enable members and the public to apply key lessons in value-based competencies.