CMS announces Next Generation ACO participants

CMS has officially launched its Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model this year with the selection of the first 21 participating ACOs.

For those familiar with the ACO world, these organizations may sound familiar. The ACOs selected have significant experience with accountable care through initiatives such as the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Pioneer program. ACOs in the program will take on higher levels of financial risk and reward in an effort to move more fee-for-service Medicare payments into alternative payment models by the end of the year.

Here are the 21 organizations selected to participate in program in 2016.

  • Accountable Care Coalition of Southeast Texas (Houston)
  • Baroma Accountable Care (Miami)
  • Beacon Health (Brewer, Maine)
  • Bellin Health Physician Partners (Green Bay, Wis.)
  • Cornerstone Health Enablement Strategic Solutions (High Point, N.C.)
  • Deaconess Care Integration (Evansville, Ind.)
  • Henry Ford Physician ACO (Detroit)
  • Iowa Health Accountable Care (West Des Moines)
  • Optum ACO (Phoenix)
  • MemorialCare Regional ACO (Fountain Valley, Calif.)
  • OSF Healthcare System (Peoria, Ill.)
  • Park Nicollet Health Services(St. Louis Park, Minn.)
  • Pioneer Valley Accountable Care (Springfield, Mass.)
  • Prospect ACO CA (Los Angeles)
  • Regal Medical Group  (Northridge, Calif.)
  • River Health ACO (Harrisburg, Pa.)
  • Steward Integrated Care Network (Boston)
  • ThedaCare ACO (Appleton, Wis.)
  • Triad HealthCare Network (Greensboro, N.C.)
  • Trinity Health ACO (Livonia, Mich.)
  • WakeMed Key Community Care (Raleigh, N.C.)

For more information, visit the CMS page for NGACOs.


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