Medicare Accountable Care Organization
CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners is the largest, most successful provider-based, all-payer accountable care organization in the Commonwealth. We’ve been recognized by America’s Physician Group (formerly CAPG) as an “Elite” 5-Star accountable care organization, and have been named one of Becker’s Top 144 ACO’s to Know for five consecutive years. KHP was also recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 15 ACOs.
What is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO)?
Accountable care organizations are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high-quality care to their Medicare patients. The goal of coordinated care is to ensure that patients get the right care at the right time, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors. When an ACO succeeds both in delivering high-quality care and spending health care dollars more wisely, the ACO will share in the savings it achieves for the Medicare program.
CMS offers different learning opportunities for providers and organizations interested in learning more about ACOs. Visit the Medicare Shared Savings Program website or the CMS Innovation Center website periodically to learn about the latest opportunities.
CHI Saint Joseph Health Partners (formerly KentuckyOne Health Partners) has participated in two CMS programs for accountable care organizations. Click here for information on our participation in the CMS Medicare Shared Savings Program and the CMMI Next Generation ACO (NGACO) Model.