Top MSSP ACOs in quality, shared savings for 2015

In the fourth performance year of the Medicare Shared Savings Program — 2015 — accountable care organizations generated net savings of $429 million for Medicare and improved quality performance on several different measures, according to data released Thursday by CMS.

About 30 percent of the 393 ACOs participating in 2015 earned shared savings, marking a steady growth in the proportion of ACOs that have generated shared savings. Many improved in quality, too. In four particular measures, the average quality performance score improved by more than 15 percent: screening for fall risk, depression screening and follow-up, blood pressure screening and follow-up and administering pneumonia vaccinations.

Here are the top 10 ACOs that led the way in shared savings in 2015, all of which are in Track 1 of the program.

1. Memorial Hermann ACO (Houston) — $41,912,527
2. Palm Beach ACO (Palm Springs, Fla.) — $36,834,657
3. Advocate Physician Partners Accountable Care (Rolling Meadows, Ill.) — $33,537,591
4. Millennium Accountable Care Organization (Fort Myers, Fla.) — $17,636,121
5. Atlantic ACO (Morristown, N.J.) — $16,719,376
6. Cleveland Clinic Medicare ACO — $16,614,051
7. Hackensack (N.J.) Alliance ACO —$15,640,878
8. UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network (Dallas) — $14,188,861
9. Orange Accountable Care of South Florida (Miami Lakes, Fla.) — $13,442,691
10. RGV ACO Health Providers (Donna, Texas) — $12,619,152

The following ACOs were top performers in terms of quality for 2015, with several ties putting the list at eleven total organizations.

1. Accountable Care Coalition of Greater Augusta & Statesboro (Albany, Ga.) — 100 percent
2. Rio Grande Valley Health Alliance (McAllen, Texas) — 100 percent
3. Southern Kentucky Health Care Alliance (Smiths Grove) —100 percent
4. Coastal Medical (Providence, R.I.) — 100 percent
5. Triad HealthCare Network (Greensboro, N.C.) — 99.81 percent
6. Tidewater Accountable Care Organization (Newport News, Va.) — 99.53 percent
6. Collaborative Health ACO (Natick, Mass.) — 99.53 percent
6. Alexian Brothers ACO, renamed AMITA Health ACO (Arlington Heights, Ill.) — 99.53 percent
9. Reliance ACO (Farmington Hills, Mich.) — 99.51 percent
10. ProHealth Physicians ACO (Farmington, Conn.) — 99.34 percent
10. Billings (Mont.) Clinic — 99.34 percent


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