CHPA Earns High Quality Marks, Saves Medicare Money – MSSP PY20

October 1, 2021 at 8:00 am

Full press release linked here: CHPA Press Release 10/1/2021

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Denver, CO—Community Health Provider Alliance (CHPA) improved care for 17,021 Medicare beneficiaries ithe state of Colorado and saved Medicare $15,239,755 by meeting quality and cost goals in 2020, according to recently released performance data from the federal agency that administers Medicare.

CHPA earned a quality score of 96.87 percent on performance measures ranging from preventive health checks to the use of computerized health records to preventing avoidable hospitalizations, Medicare data show. The $15,239,755 of gross savings to Medicare resulted in a shared savings payment of $5,904,939.87 of shared savings payments to CHPA, which will be distributed to the Community Health Center members in the MSSP program used for future infrastructure.

ACOs like CHPA are measurably improving care and saving money while maintaining patient choice of Medicare providers. For example, CHPA providers work to increase the number of Medicare beneficiaries taking advantage of annual wellness visits, including recommended screenings and preventive care. The ACO also focuses on ensuring smooth patient transitions from the hospital to home—or a nursing home if needed. All ACO providers receive detailed information about their performance on quality measures. And clinicians and providers share best practices to coordinate the care beneficiaries receive from different primary care and specialty providers and to prevent health issues and repeat hospitalizations.

CHPA Community Health Centers serving Colorado includes:

  • Axis Health Systems
  • Clinica Family Health Services
  • High Plains Community Health Centers
  • Marillac Health
  • Northwest Colorado Health
  • Peak Vista Community Health Centers
  • Pueblo Community Health Center
  • Salud Family Health Centers
  • Sheridan Health Services
  • STRIDE Community Health Centers
  • Summit Community Care Clinic
  • Sunrise Community Health
  • Tepeyac Family Health
  • Valley-Wide Health Systems

A market-based solution to fragmented and costly care, accountable care organizations (ACOs) empower local physicians, hospitals and other providers to work together and take responsibility for improving quality, enhancing patient experience and keeping care affordable. The Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) creates incentives for ACOs to invest in transform care by allowing them to share in savings they generate after meeting defined quality and cost goals.

fact sheet with more information about MSSP ACOs is available online, along with other resources — What is an ACO? — and the ABCs of ACOs.