HINfographic: Medicare Pioneer ACO Year One, Lessons from a Top Performer

Thursday, September 5th, 2013
This post was written by Jackie Lyons

Pioneer ACOs have earned over $76 million in bonus payments by providing coordinated, quality care, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

The keys to success in year one of the Medicare Pioneer ACO for Monarch HealthCare, as shown in this HINfographic, were engaging vulnerable patients in the ACO and developing a strategy to align non-contracted physicians. Monarch HealthCare was the third most successful pioneer ACO in terms of cost savings and the second most successful in beating the trend.

This HINfographic also identifies the greatest ACO implementation challenges, metrics to evaluate the ACO, members of the care team, time needed to implement an ACO, and much more.


Medicare Pioneer ACO

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Information presented in this infographic was excerpted from: 2012 Healthcare Benchmarks: Accountable Care Organizations. If you would like to learn more about the first year of a , this resource documents the numerous ways in which accountable care is transforming healthcare delivery, population health management, reimbursement for care and, most importantly to this year's survey respondents, the patient experience.

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