September 21, 2022 – Trinity Health Integrated Care, a Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Enhanced Track Accountable Care Organization (ACO), has earned shared savings for performance year 2021, according to a release. The ACO coordinated care for over 65,000 Medicare beneficiaries attained a quality score of nearly 90%, saving Medicare $21.7M.
Trinity Health Integrated Care is one of very few renewing ACOs earning shared savings every year of participation. Since the ACO’s launch in 2017, Trinity Health Integrated Care has earned $84.9M and engaged thousands of providers in transforming care for their Medicare beneficiaries. For 2022, Trinity Health Integrated Care now coordinates care for 145,000 Medicare beneficiaries across nine states, including providers who were previously part of Trinity Health ACO, a successful ACO in the discontinued Next Generation ACO model.
Other Trinity Health ACOs in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, and New York also contributed to successful outcomes for the organization overall. Together with Trinity Health Integrated Care, they demonstrated an average quality score of 86% and helped Trinity Health receive $22M of the $34M in total savings earned for Medicare.
“Better, more cost-effective care for the patients, families and communities we serve is a high priority for Trinity Health, especially in 2021, a year in which providers were still actively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Emily Brower, senior vice president, clinical integration and physician services for Trinity Health. “Trinity Health was able to effectively demonstrate, for the seventh year in a row, how advanced accountable care models can help improve outcomes for the people we care for.”
Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 25 states.