Summit Health Announces Participation in Three 2022 Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs in the United States | Business app

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 2, 2022–

Continuing its long-standing commitment to providing high-quality, lower-cost patient care, Summit Health today announced that three of its medical groups are participating in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). (CMS) 2022 in New Jersey, New York and Oregon. Summit Health has three separate MSSPs under the umbrella of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in the United States. In New Jersey, Summit Health launched the ACO Health Summit, to build on its experience and success as a next-generation CCO and its commitment to primary care transformation and population health. Summit Health also participates in Westmed Medical Group in New York, and Cascades Health Network ACO in Oregon.

ACOs serve a growing patient population, and CMS Projects indicates that more than 11 million people with Medicare will be served by Shared Savings Program ACOs in 2022. CMS announced that 66 new ACOs have joined the program and 140 Existing ACOs have renewed their participation for a new agreement period beginning January 1, 2022. This brings the total number of ACOs in the Shared Savings Program to 483 in 2022.

“As a participant in the 2022 Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs, we reinforce Summit Health’s philosophy of care and the qualitative aspects of our model – improving outcomes for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, improving immunization rates and cancer screening rates, ensuring Medicare patients understand preventative benefits, see their PCP for annual wellness visits, and have access to care when and where they need it care, said Ashish D. Parikh, MD, chief quality officer, Summit Health.

“Building our model of care to better manage risk and thrive in a value-based environment, we have repeatedly demonstrated an exceptional ability to always do the right thing for our patients and deliver coordinated, connected care. , including risk stratification, chronic disease management and reducing hospital stays,” added Jamie Reedy, MD, Chief Population Health Officer at Summit Health. performed in value-based contracts, and we are committed to making population health, our primary care transformation efforts, and care coordination ongoing priorities to serve Medicare patients.

It is important for patients to know that ACOs do not change any of your health insurance benefits or limit your choice of health care providers. You will have the right to see any doctor, hospital or other provider that accepts Medicare at any time (even if that hospital or doctor is not part of an ACO), as you do now.

ACOs are held accountable for the performance of outcomes, patient experience measures, and cost of care for Medicare beneficiaries. Better care at lower cost is made possible through integrated care where all healthcare providers work as a team. The Medicare Shared Savings program makes ACO data publicly available. Find the most recent data at Data.CMS.gov.

Summit Health is a patient-centric, physician-led network committed to simplifying the complexities of healthcare and bringing a more connected kind of care. Formed by the 2019 merger between Summit Medical Group, one of the leading independent physician-governed multi-specialty medical groups, and CityMD, the leading provider of emergency care in the New York metropolitan area, Summit Health offers more intuitive, comprehensive and responsive. experience for every stage of life and health condition through high quality primary, specialist and urgent care. Summit Health has more than 2,500 providers, 12,000 employees, and more than 340 locations in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and central Oregon. For more information, please visit https://www.summithealth.com.

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