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Peoria, IL,
22
January
2017
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05:10 PM
America/Chicago

Continuing the Journey as an Accountable Care Organization

Melody Berry, Vice President of Accountable Care Services, OSF Health Care
"As an Accountable Care Organization, we bring care teams together to improve the patient experience and the health of our communities, all while lowering the cost of care."
Melody Berry, Vice President of Accountable Care Services, OSF Health Care

As OSF HealthCare continues to lead the transformation of health care delivery, the 11 hospital system headquartered in Peoria, Illinois is aggressively moving toward person-centered, value based health care. By pursuing this type of care, often referred to as Population Health, OSF HealthCare agrees to be held accountable for improving quality of care, health outcomes of its patients, and patient satisfaction, while reducing the rate of growth in health care spending.

"One of the ways we demonstrate this is through our commitment as an Accountable Care Organization with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services," said Melody Berry, Vice President of Accountable Care Services for OSF HealthCare. "As an Accountable Care Organization, we bring care teams together to improve the patient experience and the health of our communities, all while lowering the cost of care."

Effective January 1, 2017, OSF HealthCare transitioned from the Next Generation ACO model to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Track 3 model. OSF HealthCare was originally selected as a Pioneer ACO beginning in 2012 and transitioned to the Next Generation model in January 2016.

"While the make-up of the models may be slightly different, whichever payment model OSF HealthCare is a part of, we will continue to be committed to caring for our communities and helping them to lead healthier, fuller lives," said Berry.