TAMPA, Fla. and HOUSTON, Jan. 13,
2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Collaborative Health Systems announced
today the Accountable Care Coalition (ACC) of Southeast Texas, Inc. generated $33 million in shared savings for performance
years 2017 through 2019, according to figures released by the
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
In performance year 2019, the ACC of Southeast Texas, which is in its fourth year
in the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO)
- Served more than 17,000 Medicare beneficiaries across southeast
- Achieved an overall quality score of 95%; and,
- Generated $17.4 million in shared
savings – a 169% increase from performance year 2018.
"We are proud to report the ACC of Southeast Texas has generated shared savings
for both our providers and the Medicare program for the third year
in a row," said Dr. Raul Rivera,
Medical Director, Accountable Care Coalition of Southeast Texas. "We remain committed to
providing high-quality care and services to our patients and are
grateful the CMS program allows us to demonstrate how we can
provide increasing value in our local communities."
"The ACC of Southeast Texas is
demonstrating how physicians can retain their independence by
embracing fee-for-value payment models that increase
accountability, lower costs, and improve quality of care," said
Anthony Valdés, President of Collaborative Health Systems. "As
value-based models continue to evolve, we look forward to
collaborating with our physician partners in southeast Texas to improve health outcomes through our
continuously growing portfolio of services."
The Next Generation ACO Model was designed under the CMS
Innovation Center to test whether strong financial incentives for
ACOs can improve health outcomes and reduce expenditures for
Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) beneficiaries. Under the Model,
groups of doctors and other healthcare providers come together
voluntarily to provide coordinated, high-quality care at lower
costs to their Medicare FFS beneficiaries. Provider groups in
this Model assume higher levels of financial risk and reward than
are available under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). The
Model engages beneficiaries in their care through benefit
enhancements designed to improve the patient experience and rewards
seeking appropriate care from providers and suppliers participating
For more information about the ACC of Southeast Texas and Collaborative Health
Systems, visit www.CollaborativeHealthSystems.com.
About the Accountable Care Coalition of Southeast Texas, Inc.
Care Coalition of Southeast Texas,
Inc. is a Next Generation ACO focused on value-based healthcare.
Our providers, who are located in Texas, are dedicated to improving the quality
of healthcare and lowering the growth rate of healthcare costs. The
Accountable Care Coalition of Southeast
Texas has participated in the CMS Innovation Center's Next
Generation ACO initiative under annual participation agreements
with CMS since being one of 18 participants for the first
performance year in 2016. For more information, visit
About Collaborative Health Systems
Health Systems (CHS) is a management services organization that
partners with independent primary care physicians as they move to
value-based models. Its core belief is that primary care physicians
are in the best position to influence the quality and cost of
healthcare. CHS provides comprehensive support for its physician
partners by providing management services, risk contracting, and
population health capabilities, including actionable data and other
tools, to deliver care coordination and closure of gaps in care.
CHS provides additional services to secure and deliver favorable
value-based contracts with commercial and other health plans. As of
August 2020, CHS manages two Next
Generation ACOs, nine MSSP ACOs, a Care Transformation
Organization, and three Independent Practice Associations. CHS is a
wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation. For more
Collaborative Health Systems operates Monday through Friday from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. For more
information, call 866-245-7043.
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