23 healthcare organizations, purchasers endorse standard ACO measures in California

Healthcare companies and purchasers want to standardize ACO performance measurement and benchmarking in California, according to the Integrated Healthcare Association and Pacific Business Group on Health.

The ACO benchmarking and measurement effort will launch in 2018 and comprise 18 clinical quality, hospital use and cost measures for treatment provided in 2017. The measures will range from total cost per enrollee to cancer screenings to emergency department visits. Eventually, the initiative seeks to have 35 standard performance measures.

"Consistent commercial ACO performance measures and statewide and national benchmarks can help health plans, physician organizations, and purchasers target performance improvement activities that advance the goal of high-quality, affordable, patient-centered care," according to IHA and PBGH, the two organizations partnering on the effort. "To that end, IHA and the National Quality Forum are working together to develop a benchmarking framework for California ACOs that could serve as a national model."

Here are 23 of the organizations endorsing the effort, as of Dec. 15.

  1. Aetna
  2. Anthem Blue Cross
  3. Blue Shield of California
  4. Health Net
  5. Boeing
  6. CalPERS
  7. Covered California
  8. Google
  9. Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  10. Oakland, Calif.-based Brown & Toland Physicians
  11. El Segundo, Calif.-based HealthCare Partners
  12. San Ramon, Calif.-based Hill Physicians
  13. Walnut Creek, Calif.-based John Muir Health
  14. Fountain Valley, Calif.-based MemorialCare Medical Foundation
  15. Irvine, Calif.-based Monarch HealthCare (part of OptumCare)
  16. NAMM California (part of OptumCare)
  17. Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health and Services
  18. San Diego-based Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
  19. Stanford (Calif.) Health Care
  20. Sacramento, Calif-based Sutter Health
  21. Sacramento-based UC Davis Health
  22. CAPG
  23. Catalyst for Payment Reform

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