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.

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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