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Tactics from a Top-Performing Pioneer ACO: Engaging Patients and Providers in Accountable Care


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"Tactics from a Top-Performing Pioneer ACO" is a new 30-page resource from the Healthcare Intelligence Network.
2013-11-05 20:12:04 - "Tactics from a Top-Performing Pioneer ACO: Engaging Patients and Providers in Accountable Care" provides first-year advice from one of 32 original CMS Pioneer ACOs.

SEA GIRT, NJ, USA, November 5, 2013 --- As a top performer in Year 1 of the CMS Pioneer ACO program, Monarch HealthCare is paving the way to accountable care with a foundation of patient- and provider-centered strategies that support Triple Aim goals.

"Tactics from a Top-Performing Pioneer ACO: Engaging Patients and Providers in Accountable Care" provides first-year advice from Monarch HealthCare's Medicare accountable care organization, one of 32 original CMS Pioneer ACOs engaged to test alternative payment and program design models for accountable care organizations.

Colin LeClair, executive director of ACO for Monarch HealthCare, recounts in this 30-page resource the challenges, results and learnings from its first 12 months as a Pioneer ACO, including the IPA's interest in redefining care coordination

boundaries. LeClair also shares Monarch's year 2 and 3 Pioneer ACO strategies as well as expectations from its continued commitment to accountable care for Medicare beneficiaries.

Monarch HealthCare is one of 23 remaining Pioneer ACOs.

Learn more successful tactics for accountable care organizations at www.hin.com/cgi-local/link/news/pl.cgi?tacticstoppioneeraco.

NEWS FACTS: During this 30-page exclusive, LeClair provides details on how Monarch:

* Demonstrates the value of the ACO to its members;
* Achieves the highest ACO ROI in terms of quality and cost improvements;
* Coordinates care for ACO patients who utilize non-contracted physicians;
* Developed an effective incentive structure for the Annual Medicare Wellness Visit that leads to actionable data;
* Created a preferred network of cost-effective, high-quality ancillary vendors, including home healthcare, DME and SNFs;
* Used the lessons learned through the Medicare Pioneer ACO program to continue to expand its organizational participation in other ACOs and other performance-based contracts; and
* Will amp up efforts to engage providers, patients and support staff in the Pioneer ACO via incentives.

"Tactics from a Top-Performing Pioneer ACO: Engaging Patients and Providers in Accountable Care" goes on to answer more than 15 questions related to first-year operations and results from the largest IPA in Orange County, California.

Learn more successful tactics for accountable care organizations at www.hin.com/cgi-local/link/news/pl.cgi?tacticstoppioneeraco.

Target Audience: Presidents/CEOs, CFOs, chief operating officers, vice presidents, medical directors, analysts, business development executives, consultants, directors, executive directors, financial/business managers, marketing executives, principals and strategic planning executives.

Report Formats: Print, PDF or Print/PDF combination www.hin.com/cgi-local/link/news/pl.cgi?tacticstoppioneeraco

QUOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO MELANIE MATTHEWS, HIN EXECUTIVE VP AND COO:

"Monarch HealthCare was the third most successful pioneer ACO in terms of cost savings and the second most successful in beating the trend. The exclusive tactics utilized by Monarch and presented in this resource will provide healthcare organizations with the keys for ACO success."

Please contact Patricia Donovan to arrange an interview or to obtain additional quotes.

About the Healthcare Intelligence Network --- HIN is the premier advisory service for executives seeking high-quality strategic information on the business of healthcare. For more information, contact the Healthcare Intelligence Network, PO Box 1442, Wall Township, NJ 07719-1442, (888) 446-3530, fax (732) 449-4463, e-mail info@hin.com, or visit www.hin.com.





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Phone: 732-449-4468
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