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CPSI Launches Rural ACOs in Partnership with Caravan Health

Innovative Program to Help Rural Providers Transition to Value-Based Care

MOBILE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 9, 2017-- Healthcare solutions leader CPSI (NASDAQ: CPSI) today announced the creation of the CPSI Rural Accountable Care Organizations (“ACOs”) in partnership with Caravan Health. CPSI and its family of businesses are a leading provider of healthcare solutions for community hospitals and post-acute care facilities nationwide. CPSI now brings its leadership and experience to the value-based care arena through a strategic partnership with Caravan Health, the market leader in rural ACOs and value-based payments.

“We are excited to bring this new, innovative ACO offering to all rural community hospitals and their affiliated and employed physicians, regardless of which EHR they use,” said Boyd Douglas, president and chief executive officer of CPSI. “Finding the right partner to bring the CPSI Rural ACOs to fruition was vital to the success of our clients. Caravan Health has a proven track record in the rural ACO space with 23 successful Medicare Shared Savings Programs in 32 states. This partnership allows us to address the specific needs rural providers face as they begin their transition to value-based care.”

Lynn Barr, chief executive officer of Caravan Health, sees the benefits of the CPSI Rural ACOs. “Over the years, CPSI has shown that they understand the sense of pride a community has in its hospital,” said Barr. “They also know the unique challenges that providers must overcome on their path to providing value-based care. We are proud to be partnering with CPSI to bring this great opportunity to the community marketplace.”

Douglas added, “In talking with customers, we have found that the largest barrier they are facing is finding resources needed to participate in an ACO. With CPSI Rural ACOs, not only are we able to minimize the up-front costs while maximizing revenue under the value-based care model, but we will also provide our customers with the tailored tools and training needed to transform healthcare delivery in their communities. CPSI will support up to 20 new rural ACOs with up to 200 rural health systems across the country.”

According to data published in 2015 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Caravan Health achieved shared savings 257% greater than the national average with an aggregate quality score of 96.8%. This was accomplished through the passion of rural providers for their communities, combined with the infrastructure and tools needed for rural facilities to be successful in the ACO setting. The Caravan Health program allows physicians to focus on treating their patients instead of dealing with administrative paperwork. When this program is combined with the solutions offered by the CPSI family of companies, we are helping more communities to live healthier, more vibrant lives by leveraging our collective strengths.

According to Douglas, more than 4,600 acute, post-acute and ambulatory facilities nationwide employ solutions from the CPSI family of companies, covering a broad range of care settings in community healthcare.

About CPSI

CPSI is a leading provider of healthcare solutions and services for community hospitals plus other healthcare systems and post-acute care facilities. Founded in 1979, CPSI is the parent of four companies – Evident, LLC, TruBridge, LLC, Healthland Inc., and American HealthTech, Inc. Our combined companies are focused on helping improve the health of the communities we serve, connecting communities for a better patient care experience, and improving the financial operations of our customers. Evident provides comprehensive EHR solutions and services for community hospitals. TruBridge focuses on providing business, consulting, and managed IT services along with their RCM product Rycan, providing revenue cycle management workflow and automation software to hospitals, other healthcare systems, and skilled nursing organizations. Healthland provides integrated technology solutions and services to small rural and critical access hospitals. American HealthTech is one of the nation’s largest providers of financial and clinical technology solutions and services for post-acute care facilities. For more information, visit www.cpsi.com, www.evident.com, www.trubridge.com, www.healthland.com, www.healthtech.net or www.rycan.com.

About Caravan Health

Caravan Health supports more than 17,000 independent primary care providers making the transformation to value-based payments with affordable, simple solutions that achieve outstanding results through Practice Transformation Networks (PTNs), Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and now Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+). For more information, go to www.caravanhealth.com.

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Source: CPSI

CPSI
Tracey Schroeder, 612-787-3125
Chief Marketing Officer
tracey.schroeder@cpsi.com