Primaria ACO selected for CMS Next Generation accountable care organization model
Nasdaq GlobeNewswire, February 20, 2018
Primaria Health provider partners are now engaged with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to continue to improve quality and reduce costs for its approximately 30,000 aligned Medicare beneficiaries. Primaria Health will continue to provide its physician partners with the solutions and services they need to improve outcomes, enhance patient and physician satisfaction, and lower the total cost of care. “We are committed to finding ways to improve the health and wellness of our aging population, and this new Medicare program is a great step forward in doing just that.” said Doug Stratton, chief executive officer, Primaria Health.
Primaria Health initially formed a Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in 2017 and is the largest group of primary care physicians in Central Indiana with 400 provider partners. Moving to a Medicare Next Generation ACO Model in 2018, the group can expand its care coordination tools and resources to address the needs specific to seniors as well as support them in achieving performance metrics for value-based contracts.
“In a little over two years, the providers at Community Health Network have demonstrated what is truly possible in terms of improving clinical outcomes while reducing the cost of healthcare. I am thrilled that we are now applying our model to a broader section of the Medicare population,” said Tim Barry, chief executive officer, VilllageMD, a national provider of primary care and a Primaria Health partner.
Primaria Health’s provider partners will be building upon their demonstrated clinical improvements in the areas of diabetes, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other complicated health conditions. Primaria Health brings sophisticated data analysis to identify beneficiaries at most risk for a variety of health conditions and complications, as well as those living with chronic conditions.
“We are honored to be selected to participate in this program,” said Patrick McGill, M.D., senior vice president, clinical strategy, Community Health Network. “Improving lives in our Medicare population is so critical because this growing population has a greater risk for health issues.”
Primaria Health is a joint venture between VillageMD, a national provider of primary care management services, and Community Health Network, a healthcare system based in Indianapolis.
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