January 25, 2017

Partners HealthCare continues Accountable Care Organization collaboration to deliver better care to Medicare patients

After five years in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model, which is being phased out by CMS, Partners HealthCare has chosen to continue to optimize the care for Medicare beneficiaries under a similar initiative called the Next Generation ACO Model. Similar to previous ACO models like the Medicare Shared Savings Program and Pioneer ACO Model, the Next Generation ACO Model rewards providers and health care organizations for delivering high-quality, coordinated care, while keeping costs on par with a national spending benchmark. The Next Generation ACO Model also includes several new care delivery components and financial risk options for organizations with prior experience managing populations of patients.

Read the full press release here.

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