Find Out How You Can Master Your ACO’s Benchmark for Financial Success

Stephen Nuckolls, CEO of Coastal Carolina Health Care, PA, and its ACO, Coastal Carolina Quality Care, Inc., offered his insights and experiences during his July 19, 2018, webinar:  “How to Master Your ACO’s Benchmark for Financial Success.” Review the archived webinar:  How to Master Your ACO’s Benchmark for Financial Success (mp4 file; 50 minutes) During this event, he […]

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NC Population Health Collaborative Set to Meet Sept. 20

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The third-quarter meeting of the North Carolina Population Health Collaborative is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 20, at the NC Farm Bureau in Raleigh starting at 11:30am. The focus of this event will be on Medicaid transformation and gaining a greater understanding and appreciation of the struggles facing the Medicaid population. Learn more. PLEASE NOTE: Registration […]

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Want to Know Where the ACOs Are in NC? Download These Helpful Maps.

The maps and directory below provide a comprehensive view of active ACOs in North Carolina. CMS ACOs in NC (Map) MSSP Only Map NextGen Only Map NC ACO Directory, Excel version, PDF version Melanie Phelps and Kristen Spaduzzi will be going on the road to visit ACOs over the next few months, so please let them know […]

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DATE CHANGE: NC Population Health Collaborative Will Meet March 15

The NC Population Health Collaborative’s first quarter meeting has been changed to Thursday, March 15, from 11:30 am until 4:00 pm at the JB Duke Hotel, Ballrooms C-E, 230 Science Drive, Durham, NC. View the agenda. For more information, please contact Dana Lucas, dlucas@ncmedsoc.org or visit the registration website. REGISTER NOW The purpose of the NC Population […]

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Coastal Carolina Ranks First in the Nation for Medicare ACO Quality Performance

Coastal Carolina Quality Care in New Bern ranked first in the nation for quality performance as a Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in 2016. Coastal Carolina had an overall quality score of 96.19 percent, while Physicians Healthcare Collaborative, the ACO associated with Wilmington Health, ranked 15th nationally with an overall quality score […]

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Four Years Later TAC Boasts 40+ Members and Dozens of Toolkits

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Over four years ago a group of far-sighted individuals launched the Toward Accountable Care Consortium and Initiative (TAC). The Consortium now includes over 40 health care association and organization members, who joined for the purpose of preparing the medical community for the transition to value. The Consortium was successful in securing two grants from The […]

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Two More ACO Partnerships Formed in NC

Recently, Aetna and UnitedHealthcare formed accountable care partnerships with several major medical groups in the state. Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) are focused on enhancing care coordination between doctors and others involved in patient care; improving patient experience and health outcomes for everyone in the plan; and lowering overall costs for care. Last week, Aetna established […]

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Duke Connected Care: A Learning Opportunity While Serving the Community

Back in 2009-2010, as the Affordable Care Act was being debated and then passed, Duke Health Systems decided they could not sit on the sidelines and watch as the whole landscape of health care was changing and new models of care were emerging. They needed to take part, but slowly and methodically, they decided, and […]

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Pioneer ACO Model Generates Medicare Savings, Independent Report Reveals

The US Department of Health and Human Services released an independent evaluation report showing an innovative payment model created as a pilot project by the Affordable Care Act generated substantial savings to Medicare in just two years. Additionally, the independent Office of the Actuary in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has certified […]

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NCMS Foundation Seeks Rural Providers for ACO Opportunity

The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) Foundation seeks to identify rural providers interested in learning more about developing an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a new funding opportunity specifically for rural providers.  CMS wants to encourage providers to form Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACOs in […]

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