Advancing Health Policy and Delivering Solutions

By helping community physicians keep abreast of federal policy issues and working with policymakers to help shape future policy, CHS is leading health care transformation in Washington, D.C. and in physician offices across the country.

Healthcare Providers Partner with Maryland Collaborative Care Transformation Organization | March 2019

14 primary care practices accepted into the Maryland Primary Care Program are contracting with the CHS-organized MDCCTO. Read the announcement.

Top Regional Healthcare Providers Participate in Accountable Care Coalition of Tennessee | February 2019

ACC of Tennessee is expanding with new participants from Summit Medical, State of Franklin, and three specialty groups. Read the announcement.

ACC of Southeast Texas Generated $9.1 Million in Shared Savings in the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model in Performance Year 2017 | January 2019

ACC of Southeast Texas also achieved an overall quality score of 97.47 percent. Read the announcement.

Accountable Care Coalition of Northeast Georgia Generated $5.4 Million in Total Savings for the Medicare Shared Savings Program | January 2019

In 2017, providers also earned more than $2.4 million in shared savings and achieved an overall quality score of 92.1 percent. Read the announcement.

ACC of Southeast Wisconsin Generated $64.1 Million in Total Savings for Medicare Shared Savings Program Over Five Years | December 2018

Performance Year 2017 marks the fifth consecutive year that ACC of Southeast Wisconsin has achieved both total savings to Medicare and shared savings for its providers. Read the announcement.

Mid-Atlantic Collaborative Care Generated $4.9 Million in Total Savings for the Medicare Shared Savings Program in Performance Year 2017 | December 2018

In 2017, the first year of operation for Mid-Atlantic Collaborative Care, providers also earned more than $2.4 million in shared savings. Read the announcement.

144 ACOs to know | 2018 | Becker’s Hospital Review | September 2018

Includes three partner ACOs: Accountable Care Coalition of Southeast Wisconsin, Accountable Care Coalition of Texas, and Mid-Atlantic Collaborative Care. Read the announcement.

CHS and Summit Medical Group Form Accountable Care Coalition of Tennessee | May 2018

88 primary care physicians serving more than 21,000 Medicare Fee-For-Service beneficiaries in greater Knoxville will participate in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’s (CMS) Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model to provide innovative care. Read the announcement.

11 Partner ACOs generated $43.6M in Shared Savings Revenue in Performance Year 2016 | December 2017

The amount of shared savings generated by 11 ACOs represents a 9.5 percent increase over what the CHS-affiliated ACOs generated last year. Six of the ACOs are Track 2 MSSP ACOs in which providers take on more financial risk. Read the announcement.

CHS and Curant Health Co-Launch Pilot Medication Adherence Program | May 2017

The pilot program provides medication management and patient support services to targeted beneficiaries who are assigned to Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) managed by CHS and physician partners. Read the announcement.

Maryland Independent Physicians Association (IPA) Founded to Improve Quality of Patient Care and Reduce Overall Healthcare Costs | March 2017

More than 120 Maryland primary care providers have formally joined Chesapeake IPA to improve patient care, reduce overall healthcare costs, and embrace the changes resulting from healthcare payment reform. Read the announcement.

CHS Physicians Launch Pilot with Community Pharmacists to Improve Health Outcomes | December 2016

Primary Care Physicians in the Accountable Care Coalition of the Tri-Counties will share patient data with community pharmacists to drive better patient health outcomes and improve preventive care. The physicians and pharmacists will engage in frequent communication to offer evaluation of polypharmacy risk and predictive outcomes among beneficiaries in the ACO. Read the announcement.

Universal American ACOs and Fresenius Medical Care Partner to Improve Health of End Stage Renal Disease Patients | November 2016

Collaborative Health Systems (CHS), a Universal American company, and Fresenius Medical Care announced an agreement to provide integrated health care management for patients with renal disease. Fresenius is North America’s largest provider of kidney care services. Read the announcement.

What’s Next: The Future of Coordinated Care

CHS looks forward to working with CMS and our physician partners to implement the rule and proposing public policy that continues to enhance coordinated care and the value-based medicine goals of improving quality, reducing costs, and increasing patient satisfaction.

Media Monitoring

Medicare's New ACO Model Preps Providers for Insurance Ventures | Modern Healthcare | January, 2016

Hopeful Reactions to CMS's Unveiling of the Details of Its Next Generation ACO Program | Healthcare Informatics | January, 2016

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