Mark Angelo, MD, MHA, FACP
Interim CEO and President
Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization

From the Interim President & CEO – Wins and Challenges

January 2019

Among many activities of the DVACO in 2020, I highlight the following:

  • Jefferson Health, Main Line Health, and DVACO’s collaborative post-acute care strategy was recognized for the third year in a row with a major award for its Innovation by winning HAP’s 2020 Living the Vision Achievement Award.
  • Increased our ability to profile specialists by adding an oncology view into cost and utilization. This data, a complement to our cardiology profiling, continues to mature now and will be used to better understand and promote standardization in oncology care.
  • We have moved all care coordination on to the EPIC platform to improve communication with providers and facilitate longitudinal care for our patients.
  • Working in a remote model, DVACO facilitated resources for network independent providers during the COVID first and now second waves. These resources include telehealth, CMS funding, regional grants, PPE, private payer opportunities, etc.
  • Our analytics and operations teams pivoted to bring the new Power BI platform to fruition. This product creates a user-friendly interface that allows for providers and practice leaders to view performance in many aspects, to compare their performance to that of their peers, and to understand better what activities are needed to perform successfully in quality reporting.
  • Further advanced collaboration among DVACO, Main Line Health, and Jefferson to ensure the essential sharing of best practices and programs across both networks.

This year, DVACO will continue our march forward into successful value-based care engagements with higher levels of risk and reward.

Some of the challenges we will face include:

  • Adjusting to a post-COVID world where quality performance may be difficult to assess
  • Assisting practices with their recovery and embedding permanent telehealth and home-based resources for the network
  • Creating new workflows as we refocus our efforts on those patients with the highest need in the community
  • Meeting a myriad of new CMS regulations both known and yet to be announced

Together we will continue to strive toward our mission of improved care of our communities through quality initiatives and mindful resource utilization.