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 shared:
- The importance of benchmarks compared to quality;
- The MSSP benchmarking process (costs, risk adjustment, regional adjustment, trend);
- Strategies to improve your benchmark (HCC codes, cost initiatives, impact on trend); and
- How to compute quarterly performance estimates.
Nuckolls is responsible for the direct management of the 60-provider multi-specialty physician-owned Coastal Carolina Health Care medical practice and its ACO, which is currently in a two-sided risk model. Prior to helping form Coastal Carolina Quality Care in 1997, he helped guide physicians and integrated hospital organizations in the formation of larger systems.