Atrius Health was recently named by Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading healthcare industry publication, as one of the “100 Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to Know” in 2013. The Becker’s editorial team recognized Atrius Health for its focus on quality improvement, cost reduction and population health management.
“We are proud to join the nation’s leading ACOs on this prestigious list, which is due to the work of our dedicated team across all of Atrius Health and our collaborations with hospital and community partners,” said Marci Sindell, Chief External Affairs Officer of Atrius Health. “Our mission is to continually improve the way we deliver care, and we believe that this ACO model is an investment that will allow us to provide better care, better health and lower costs for our patients.”
In 2011, Atrius Health was selected as one of 32 healthcare organizations nationally to participate in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center’s Pioneer ACO program. As a Pioneer ACO, Atrius Health has taken a leadership role in the national conversation on changing cost, quality and the effectiveness of care. In the first year of the Pioneer ACO model, Atrius Health saw coordinated care improvements and a decrease in its internal cost trends over the year. Furthermore, Atrius Health’s quality scores were amongst the best nationally.
The list of “100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know” includes Medicare and commercial ACOs of various scopes and sizes, including healthcare systems, medical groups, private insurers, and state and federal health plans. Click here to view the full list.