North Carolina physicians get MSSP ACO under Aledade, Emtiro Health deal

Aledade, which partners with primary care physicians to establish ACOs, partnered with data and analytics provider Emtiro Health to create an independent provider-led ACO in North Carolina.

Under the Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO, North Carolina physicians will be rewarded for improving care quality and patient health outcomes while simultaneously reducing costs. Aledade and Emtiro Health will select a core group of primary care practices to helm the ACO, with recruitment beginning in the North Carolina Foothills and Greater Piedmont-Triad area and possibly expanding to other parts of the state.

The ACO is slated to launch in January 2019, with Emtiro Health serving as the ACO's primary contact for physician offices.

Kelly Garrison, president and CEO of Emtiro Health, said, "This partnership is a stepping stone for additional opportunities as North Carolina moves quickly toward incentivizing providers to provide high quality care."

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