HHS unveils 106 new ACOs

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services this morning announced 106 new accountable care organizations, which now rack up to more than 250 since the Affordable Care Act passed.

"As many as 4 million Medicare beneficiaries now have access to high-quality, coordinated care across the United States," HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said today.

If the ACOs meet the 33 quality measures of care coordination, patient safety and preventative health, they could realize savings of up to $940 million over four years, HHS said.

The newly launched ACOs, which started Jan. 1, build the ACO presence in certain states. Adding on to the 2012 cohorts, ACOs mainly concentrate in Florida, Massachusetts and California. However, this batch boosts an ACO presence in Georgia and Connecticut and adds Puerto Rico to the mix.

Fifteen of this cohort are Advance Payment Model ACOs, led by physician-based or rural providers, who are investing in health IT and infrastructure for faster savings.

HHS also released a report that Medicare spending has slowed from 2010 to 2012 to historic lows and suggested the ACA provisions are working. Medicare spending per beneficiary will be on pace with the growth of the economy, according to the report.

The full list of 106 ACOs is below:

  1. A.M. Beajow, MD Internal Medicine Associates ACO, P.C. – Nevada
  2. AAMC Collaborative Care Network – Maryland
  3. Accountable Care Clinical Services, PC – California, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania
  4. Accountable Care Coalition of Central Georgia, LLC – Georgia
  5. Accountable Care Coalition of DeKalb, LLC – Georgia
  6. Accountable Care Coalition of Georgia, LLC – Georgia
  7. Accountable Care Coalition of Greater Athens Georgia II, LLC – Georgia
  8. Accountable Care Coalition of Greater Augusta & Statesboro, LLC – Georgia, South Carolina
  9. Accountable Care Coalition of News Mexico, LLC – New Mexico
  10. Accountable Care Coalition of North Central Florida, LLC – Florida
  11. Accountable Care Coalition of North Texas, LLC – Texas
  12. Accountable Care Coalition of Southern Georgia, LLC – Georgia
  13. Accountable Care Coalition of Western Georgia, LLC – Alabama, Georgia
  14. Accountable Care Network of Florida, LLC – Florida
  15. Accountable Care Network of New Jersey, LLC - New Jersey
  16. Accountable Care Network of Texas, LLC – Texas
  17. Accountable Care Organization of New England – Connecticut, Massachusetts
  18. ACO Health Partners – Florida
  19. ACO of Puerto Rico, Inc. – Puerto Rico
  20. Affiliated Physicians IPA – California
  21. Akira Health, Inc. – California
  22. Alegent Health Partners, LLC – Iowa, Nebraska
  23. Alexian Brothers Accountable Care Organization, LLC – Illinois
  24. Amarillo Legacy Medical ACO – Texas
  25. American Health Alliance, LLC – Florida
  26. American Health Network of Ohio Care Organization, LLC – Ohio
  27. APCN-ACO – California
  28. Arizona Care Network – Arizona
  29. Atlanticare Health Solutions – New Jersey
  30. Aveta Accountable Care – Puerto Rico
  31. Baroma Healthcare International – Florida
  32. Bay Area Florida Physicians Trust – Florida
  33. Billings Clinic – Montana, Wyoming
  34. Bon Secours Good Helpcare, LLC  - Kentucky, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia
  35. Cambridge Public Health Commission – Massachusetts
  36. Cape Cod Health Network ACO, LLC – Massachusetts
  37. Carilion Clinic Medicare Shared Savings Company, LLC – Virginia
  38. Cedars-Sinai Accountable Care – California
  39. Central Jersey ACO, LLC – New Jersey
  40. Christie Clinic Physician – Illinois
  41. Collaborative Care of Florida, LLC – Florida
  42. Colorado Accountable Care – Colorado
  43. Commonwealth Primary Care – Arizona, New Mexico
  44. Essential Care Partners II, LLC – Texas
  45. Fort Smith Physicians Alliance ACO – Arkansas, Oklahoma
  46. Franciscan Northwest Physicians Health Network, LLC – Washington
  47. Franciscan Union ACO, LLC – Illinois, Indiana
  48. Hartford HealthCare Affordable Care Organization, Inc. – Connecticut
  49. HHC ACO, Inc. – New York
  50. HNMC Hospital/Physician ACO
  51. Independent Physicians' ACO of Chicago
  52. Indiana Care Organization, LLC – Indiana
  53. Indiana Lakes ACO, LLC – Indiana
  54. Integral Healthcare, LLC – Florida
  55. Integrated ACO, LLC – Texas
  56. KCMPA-ACO, LLC – Kansas, Missouri
  57. KentuckyOne Health Partners, LLC – Indiana, Kentucky
  58. Keystone Accountable Care Organization, LLC – New York, Pennsylvania
  59. Lahey Clinical Performance Accountable Care Organization, LLC – Massachusetts, New Hampshire
  60. Lower Shore ACO, LLC – Delaware, Maryland, Virginia
  61. Marshfield Clinic – Wisconsin
  62. Maryland Collaborative Care, LLC – District of Columbia, Maryland
  63. MCM Accountable Care Organization, LLC – Florida
  64. Medicare Value Partners – Illinois
  65. Mercy ACO, LLC – Arkansas, Missouri
  66. Meridian Accountable Care Organization, LLC – New Jersey
  67. Meritage ACO, LLC – California
  68. Morehouse Choice Accountable Care Organization and Education System, Inc. – Georgia
  69. National ACO – California
  70. Nature Coast ACO, LLC – Florida
  71. NOMS ACO, LLC – Ohio
  72. Northern Maryland Collaborative Care, LLC – Maryland
  73. Northwest Ohio ACO – Michigan, Ohio
  74. Ochsner Accountable Care Network – Louisiana, Mississippi
  75. OneCare Vermont Accountable Care Organization, LLC – New Hampshire, Vermont
  76. Owensboro ACO, LLC – Indiana, Kentucky
  77. Paradigm ACO, LLC – Florida
  78. Physician Organization of Michigan ACO – Michigan
  79. Physician Collaborative Trust ACO, LLC – Florida
  80. Physicians HealthCare Collaborative – North Carolina
  81. Pioneer Valley Accountable Care, LLC – Connecticut, Massachusetts
  82. Primary Care Alliance, LLC – Florida
  83. Primary Partners, ACIP, LLC – Florida
  84. ProCare Med, LLC – Florida
  85. ProHealth Physicians ACO, LLC – Connecticut
  86. Qualable Medical Professional – Tennessee, Virginia
  87. Rio Grande Valley Health Alliance – Texas
  88. Saint Francis Healthcare Partners ACO, Inc.  – Connecticut
  89. San Diego Independent ACO – California
  90. SERPA-ACO, LLC – Nebraska
  91. South Florida ACO, LLC – Florida
  92. Southcoast Accountable Care Organization, LLC – Massachusetts, Rhode Island
  93. Southern Maryland Collaborative Care, LLC – District of Columbia, Maryland
  94. St. John Providence Partners in Care, LLC – Michigan
  95. St. Luke's Clinic Coordinated Care, Ltd. – Idaho, Oregon
  96. Summit Health-Virtua, Inc. – New Jersey
  97. Premier Health Care Network, LLC – Georgia, New Hampshire
  98. The Regents of the University of California – California
  99. Total Accountable Care Organization DBA Collaborative Health ACO – Massachusetts
  100. Triple Aim Accountable Care – Minnesota
  101. UW Health ACO, Inc. – Wisconsin
  102. Virginia Collaborative Care, LLC – Virginia
  103. Wellmont Integrated Network, LLC – Tennessee, Virginia
  104. Winchester Community ACO – Massachusetts, New Hampshire
  105. Yavapai Accountable Care – Arizona
  106. Yuma Accountable Care Organization, LLC – Arizona

For more information:
- see the HHS announcement and list (.pdf)
- read the HHS report on spending

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