Mission Health Coordinated Care, the accountable care organization for Paterson-based St. Joseph’s Health, has been tapped as the first health system to participate in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ latest ACO model.
Mission Health Coordinate Care will partner with more than 100 physicians in its network to coordinate care for more than 8,000 state Medicare beneficiaries.
Dubbed the Next Generation ACO Model when launched a year ago, the program aims to ensure patients’ access to high-quality care. The model also reflects the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ aim of setting clear, measurable goals and a timeline to move the Medicare program.
“This is about providing proactive care coordination outside the walls of the hospital, improving access to care and smoothing transitions,” said Dr. Michael DeLisi, medical director of Mission Health Coordinated Care. “Our new ACO will better coordinate care for members, especially those who have more significant needs due to multiple or severe chronic conditions.”