On September 17, 2019, Caravan Health invited health care provider organizations to apply to participate in its 2021 national accountable care organization (ACO). The invitation was directed at high-performing community health systems and health care provider organizations of any size. The opportunity is open to organizations new to value-based Medicare payment, as well as those with prior experience. The Caravan Health collaborative ACO model allows participants from unrelated health systems to pool lives and achieve the scale necessary for success and minimize the risks of statistical variation The application process takes 90 days. During the process, the interested . . .