Premier ACOs Continue to Outpace Peers, Data Shows Last Updated: November 17, 2016
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Healthcare Informatics: While federal accountable care organization (ACO) program results from 2015 exposed another year of mixed outcomes, Premier Inc. has just released data showing that its ACO participants continue to outpace their peers. Premier, the Charlotte, N.C.-based healthcare improvement company, said that half of the ACOs in its Population Health Management Collaborative (PHMC) were able to receive shared savings payments for the second year in a row. Indeed, a Premier analysis suggested if every Medicare ACO achieved the cost and quality performance of PHMC Medicare ACOs, approximately $1.36 billion could have been saved in 2015 alone—nearly three times more than the $466 million in total savings realized by all 404 Medicare ACOs.

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