EVANSVILLE – For the fourth year in a row, Deaconess Health System’s Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO), Deaconess Care Integration (DCI), has achieved shared saving with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Next Generation ACO Model.
As announced by CMS on January 13, DCI generated more than $9 million in savings to Medicare during the 2019 performance year, which ranks DCI as the #18 top performing Next Generation ACO out of 37 Next Generation ACOs in terms of generated shared savings in 2019. Deaconess is also one of only nine Next Generation ACOs to achieve shared savings every year since the Model started in 2016.
In addition to these savings, DCI achieved an impressive care quality score. For patient care giver experience, DCI achieved a domain score of 94.7%, while also achieving perfect scores of 100% in both preventive health measure and at-risk population quality measures. These results are consistent with DCI’s continued focus on delivering high-quality care while reducing unnecessary health care costs for patients. Several drivers contributed to these clinical and financial outcomes, including DCI’s emphasis on coordinating care to help ensure patients, especially the chronically ill or those who are hospitalized, get the right care at the right time, and avoid unneeded duplication of services.
In 2020, for a third year in a row, Deaconess was named the number two hospital in Indiana by U.S. News & World Report. This ranking was out of more than 160 hospitals statewide.
“We are proud of our continued strong performance in the Next Generation ACO Model and the significant clinical and financial outcomes we’ve seen in our value-based care efforts—most of all, because of what it means for the communities we serve,” said James Porter, MD, FAAP, FACHE, President, Deaconess Health System. “Providing high-quality care, while reducing health care costs, positions us well to continue to serve our community in a sustainable way. Our physician-led, evidence-based clinical programs and population health technology have been critical to our performance in the Next Generation ACO Model, as well as our ability to improve the quality and care experience for Medicare beneficiaries.”
In 2012, Deaconess Health System launched a new ACO, Deaconess Care Integration (DCI), to join the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). Working closely with its operational partner, Evolent Health, Deaconess Care Integration then launched a Next Generation ACO in January 2016. To support its Next Generation ACO efforts, Deaconess partnered with local independent providers through the community, to join Deaconess in its move to value-based care.
This year, DCI entered its sixth year in the Next Generation ACO Model and currently serves more than 15,000 Medicare beneficiaries through its ACO.
Deaconess Health System
Deaconess Health System is the premier provider of health care services to 26 counties in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. The system consists of ten hospitals, a fully integrated multispecialty group featuring primary care and specialty physicians, a freestanding cancer center, urgent care facilities, near-site clinics, the Linda E. White Hospice House, telemedicine, virtual visits, a network of preferred hospitals and doctors, and multiple partnerships with other regional health care providers.
Deaconess Care Integration
Deaconess Health System’s Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO), Deaconess Care Integration (DCI), is committed to designing and implementing clinical programs that will result in achieving the ‘Three Part Aim’ objectives of providing better care for the individuals we serve, better health for the populations we care for, and doing so in a financially sustainable manner.
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Deaconess Care Integration
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Evansville, IN 47715
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OneCare Collaborative is a partnership between area physicians, hospital partners and Deaconess Health System, an experienced leader in quality care in Southwest Indiana. Deaconess provides the tools that regional hospitals and physicians need to secure their future as successful, high-quality providers. In addition to providing critical infrastructure for population health, OneCare works with health insurers to streamline processes for quality care initiatives for participating physicians and hospitals.