Meet the 28 new Next Generation ACOs

CMS' Next Generation ACO Model welcomed 28 entrants since the start of 2017, bringing the total number of participating organizations to 45.

ACOs selected for the Next Generation model have already cut their teeth elsewhere — in demonstrations like the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Pioneer ACO Model. The Next Generation program requires shouldering greater levels of financial risk than other ACO models — but it also offers a bigger payoff. And beginning in 2017, CMS is sweetening the deal. Next Generation ACOs will also qualify as advanced alternative payment models under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act's Quality Payment Program in the 2017 reporting year. This means clinicians with sufficient participation in a Next Generation ACO in 2017 may qualify for additional incentive payments beginning in 2019.  

Seventeen ACOs are continuing in the program from 2016. Three ACOs dropped the program mid-year and Peoria, Ill.-based OSF Healthcare System was quietly left off the 2017 listing. However, Heritage California ACO, one of the three ACOs that dropped mid-2016, is returning after a brief hiatus, and CMS counts it as one of the 28 new entrants.

Here are the 28 organizations joining the Next Generation ACO Model in 2017, listed in alphabetical order.

  • Accountable Care Coalition of Chesapeake (Houston)
  • Accountable Care Options (Boynton Beach, Fla.)
  • Allina Integrated Medical Network (Minneapolis)
  • APA ACO (Glendale, Calif.)
  • Arizona Care Network (Phoenix)
  • Atrius Health (Newton, Mass.)
  • Bronx Accountable Healthcare Network IPA (New York City)
  • Carilion Clinic Medicare Shared Savings Company (Roanoke, Va.)
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (Lebanon, N.H.)
  • DaVita Medical ACO California (El Segundo)
  • Fairview Health Services (Minneapolis)
  • Hill Physicians Medical Group (San Ramon, Calif.)
  • Indiana University Health (Indianapolis)
  • Integra Community Care Network (Providence, R.I.)
  • KentuckyOne Health Partners (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Michigan Pioneer ACO (Southfield)
  • Monarch Health Plan (Irvine, Calif.)
  • National ACO (Beverly Hills, Calif.)
  • Partners Community Physicians Organization (Boston)
  • Physicians of Southwest Washington (Olympia)
  • Premier Health ACO of Ohio (Dayton)
  • ProHealth Solutions (Waukesha, Wis.)      
  • Prospect ACO Northeast (Los Angeles)
  • Regal Medical Group, doing business as Heritage California ACO (Northridge, Calif.)
  • Sharp HealthCare ACO – II (San Diego)
  • St. Luke's Clinic Coordinated Care (Boise, Idaho)
  • UNC Senior Alliance (Morrisville, N.C.)
  • UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network (Dallas)


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