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| Posted On Jan 18, 2018 | By:

Atrius Health Announces State Certification for New ACO Program

Atrius Health is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) has certified it as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in its new, first-in-the-nation program. The HPC’s first round of ACO Certification includes 17 HPC-certified ACOs and is a significant milestone for Massachusetts, making it the first state to implement state-wide, all-payer standards for care delivery.

At Atrius Health, we have a long history of working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and commercial payers to provide patients with outstanding quality care at lower costs.

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| Posted On Jan 19, 2017 | By:

Atrius Health Joins CMS Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model

We are delighted to announce that our organization has been selected to participate in the 2017 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model – a transformative initiative sponsored by the CMS Innovation Center. As a Next Generation ACO, Atrius Health will work closely with CMS to provide its Medicare beneficiaries with higher-quality care at lower costs.

Today’s announcement was the culmination of a competitive selection process that began in March 2016 with the national release of a Request for Letters of Intent from CMS.

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| Posted On Nov 03, 2015 | By:

Health Care Transformation Task Force Recommends Key Strategies for Potential ACOs

At Atrius Health, we strongly support sharing best practices so that more health systems may contribute to the growing movement to provide high-quality, cost-effective care as Accountable Care Organizations. As a member of the Health Care Transformation Task Force, we recently took part in a collaboration with providers, patients, payers and purchasers to develop an Action Memo outlining best practices for entering into an effective ACO agreement.

In an interview with FierceHealthcare,

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| Posted On Oct 13, 2015 | By:

Atrius Health Submits Testimony in Support of Two Important Bills

Atrius Health submitted testimony before the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing today in support of two important pieces of legislation that will support the practices and our patients. Writing on behalf of Atrius Health, Dr. Richard Lopez, Chief Medical Officer, submitted comments in support of H. 267, An Act Advancing & Expanding Access to Telemedicine Services as well as H. 984 and S.

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| Posted On Jul 07, 2015 | By:

Health Care Transformation Task Force Releases Best Practices for High Cost Patients

As an active member of the Health Care Transformation Task Force, Atrius Health was pleased to provide information about our experience to help inform this report. Below is the press release announcing the release of a white paper on best practices for identifying high cost patients with complex needs.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 1, 2015) –The Health Care Transformation Task Force, a consortium of patients, payers, providers and purchasers working to transform the U.S.

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| Posted On Jun 22, 2015 | By:

Webinar: How to Use the ACO Model to Develop a Population Health Strategy

When Atrius Health decided to participate in the Pioneer ACO program, we saw it as an opportunity to evolve a population health approach for all of our Medicare-eligible patients. Using a payer-blind, population health approach, Atrius Health analyzes integrated claims and EHR data to stratify the population, detect gaps in care and identify opportunities to improve outcomes.

We are excited to announce that on June 25, 2015, our own Emily Brower, Executive Director of Accountable Care,

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| Posted On May 18, 2015 | By:

Pioneer ACO Model Generates Substantial Savings to Medicare

We are delighted to offer our congratulations to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMS Innovation Center) on their recent announcement regarding the independent evaluation showing the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model generated a savings of $384 million to Medicare over its first two years. This report demonstrates that accountable care can reduce the growth in costs while also improving quality.

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M.

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| Posted On Jan 28, 2015 | By:

Atrius Health Joins Health Care Transformation Task Force

Atrius Health announced today that it has joined several of the nation’s largest health care organizations in forming the Health Care Transformation Task Force, a new private-sector alliance dedicated to accelerating the transformation of the U.S. health care system to value-based business and clinical models aligned with improving outcomes and lowering costs. Emily Brower, Executive Director of Accountable Care Programs for Atrius Health, co-leads the ACO workgroup within the task force.

The Task Force has set a goal to move 75 percent of their business into value-based arrangements that focus on the Triple Aim of better health,

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| Posted On Sep 17, 2014 | By:

Atrius Health succeeds in improving care, lowering costs for Medicare beneficiaries

The following is a news release pertaining to results announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Newton, MA (September 16, 2014) – Atrius Health announced it was the highest quality ACO in New England based on the 33 ACO quality measures and the second highest quality Pioneer ACO in the country. Atrius Health’s medical groups achieved among the highest quality and patient experience scores nationally while also achieving savings for Medicare according to preliminary 2013 results released today by the Centers for Medicare &

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| Posted On Aug 26, 2014 | By:

Atrius Health Recognized for Second Year as One of Becker’s “100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know”

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 2014. Atrius Health has managed the continuum of care for its patients in commercial, Medicare and Medicaid plans for decades.

“We are proud to be recognized for a second year as one of the nation’s leading ACOs.  The Atrius Health clinicians and staff are dedicated to achieving the triple aim of increasing quality,

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