Gorman Health Group Clients Named as Accountable Care Organization Pioneers

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gorman Health Group (GHG), the leading solutions provider in Government programs, is proud to announce that four GHG clients were among the 32 health systems named by CMS to become Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations.

"We are excited that so many innovative systems are participating in this exciting initiative - and there are many other ways that health care providers can get involved and help improve care for patients," Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said.

"We are thrilled that four of our Pioneer clients have elected to proceed with and have been awarded a Pioneer ACO Enterprise.  For all the work in recent years in coverage reform, it's our belief that it's the changes in the delivery systems that will be felt most acutely by the people who matter most in this equation – the patients," said Nathan Goldstein, Chief Executive Officer of Gorman Health Group.

The Gorman Health Group Accountable Care Organization practice is a multi-disciplinary team that is working with many major health care delivery systems to create lasting change to how health care delivery is approached at the operational, financial, clinical and governance levels.

For a primer on the Accountable Care Organization program, access GHG's white paper.

For our summary on the CMS Final Rule for the Medicare ACO Shared Savings Program, click here.

For those organizations that did not participate in the Pioneer Program, but have interest in the CMS ACO Enterprise, please contact Gorman Health Group for more information on the Shared Savings Program Application Process.

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For more information:
Rebecca Hall
Gorman Health Group, LLC
(202) 364-8283
[email protected]

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