Delaware Valley ACO expands partnership with Humana

Philadelphia-based Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization and Humana expanded their accountable care relationship last month after seeing favorable results in the first year of their partnership.

The groups added 22 physician practices, spreading the model to more than 660 primary care physicians and 8,000 Medicare Advantage members. These members have in-network access to DVACO's integrated health systems, which include Philadelphia-based Jefferson Health, Wynnewood, Pa.-based Main Line Health, Huntingdon Valley, Pa.-based Holy Redeemer Health System and Philadelphia-based Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.

"At DVACO, we are strongly committed to forming partnerships that will expand our ability to provide coordinated, high quality healthcare across the care continuum to the communities we serve," Katherine Schneider, MD, president and CEO of Delaware Valley ACO, said in a statement. "We are delighted to build on our 2014 success with Humana. They have brought expertise and resources to the partnership that have allowed us to accelerate the shift to value-based care for the Medicare Advantage population for our participating hospitals and physicians."

Under the expanded agreement, value-based incentives are tied to performance improvement and quality outcomes, as defined by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set.


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