Doylestown Health, Holy Redeemer plan to roll out Medicare ACO in 2017

Doylestown (Pa.) Health and Meadowbrook, Pa.-based Holy Redeemer Health System applied to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program beginning next year, The Intelligencer reports.

The two health systems' clinically integrated physician networks — Doylestown Healthcare Partnership and Innovative Wellness Alliance — plan to launch a new accountable care organization called the Community Care Collaborative of PA and NJ. The two CINs combined include more than 150 primary care physicians and more than 30,000 Medicare patients, according to the report.

Though the health systems are already part of Villanova, Pa.-based Delaware Valley ACO, officials told The Intelligencer they wanted to form this ACO to bring efforts closer to home.

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