ACS THRIVE was developed by the American College of Surgeons and Harvard Business School’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness to help hospitals and surgical practices understand the cost of providing surgical care at their institutions and move toward a Value-Based Healthcare model of care.
By offering integration of clinical and patient-reported outcomes and price of care juxtaposed with cost for an institution, ACS THRIVE is charged with leading the change from a Fee-for-Service payment model to a Value-Based model.
While development work continues with those sites who engaged with us between 2020 and October 2022, new sites will be engaged starting in the fall/winter of 2023. We are glad to share that the creation of a tool which sites will be able to use to create Price and Cost dashboards and Process Maps is under way. We are also adding to the original 3 surgical care-pathways.
The following are some milestones achieved so far:
A second advancement will work with pilot sites to assist an individual surgeon in defining their key services and the contributions they bring to the health system. These include the volume, the total episode net revenues for all associated services and their impact to the overall program in their facility.
Certain details of episode definitions require inputs from pilot site subject matter experts (SME) to define the episode services and supplies related to non-surgical therapies, such as chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. These services are essential to define to complete building the total list of services for inclusion in an episode, such as in breast cancer neoadjuvant or adjuvant therapy.
THRIVE engagement criteria are being developed with recruitment of new participants in the fall/winter quarters of 2023. For more information, please contact: Anupam Dayal, Senior Project Manager at email@example.com
ACS THRIVE is an innovative program that could have a far-reaching impact on measuring and improving value. We welcome your organization’s participation.
ACS THRIVE is in the pilot phase and continues to welcome sites interested in learning more about and participating in our work. The team is also creating additional EOC process maps to start building cost data on more common surgical procedures.
Would you like to be a foundational member of ACS THRIVE? Please contact Anupam Dayal, Senior Project Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-202-5193.