Integra Community Care Network is the second-highest-rated accountable care organization (ACO) in the country, according to data recently released by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Integra, a local care network comprised of a collaboration between Care New England, South County Health and the Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corporation, was one of just 49 ACOs in the country to be included in CMS’s Next Generation ACO Model, a three-year program that recognizes ACOs “that are experienced in coordinating care for populations of patients” and “allows these provider groups to assume higher level of financial risk and reward” than are available under other programs.
CMS recently released its Financial and Quality report from 2018, the third year of the Next Generation ACO Model. Integra’s “Quality Score,” graded on a scale of 100, was reported at 98.59 – the second-highest score reported in the nation and well above the average score of 92.98.
CMS measures participating ACOs’ Quality Scores by analyzing four primary categories of value-based care: patient/caregiver experience, care coordination and patient safety; preventive health; and serving at-risk populations.
”We take great pride in our proven ability to provide the best possible patient experience, a more efficient and effective approach to health care delivery, and – most importantly – the opportunity to achieve optimal health and wellbeing for our more than 120,000 members across Rhode Island,” said John Minichiello, president, Integra Community Care Network. “The quality scores reflected in this report are a testament to our network of dedicated care providers, and to our highly coordinated approach to value-based care. We are proud of these results, and we look forward to continue building on this success in 2020 and beyond.”
Since its launch in 2015, Integra Community Care Network – Rhode Island’s largest and most successful ACO – has closed every fiscal year with a surplus, distributing significant shared savings to its participating primary care physicians and reducing the cost of care for its Medicare members by more than $15 million.
About Integra Community Care Network:
Integra represents a new way to provide a better patient experience, better health care, and – most important – better health. Integra Community Care Network is comprised of Care New England Health System, Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corporation, and South County Health. This includes Butler Hospital, Care New England Medical Group, Kent Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital, The Providence Center, VNA of Care New England, South County Hospital, South County Health Medical & Wellness Centers, and South County Home Health.