Monday, February 04, 2019
by Karen Gallagher • firstname.lastname@example.org
BJC | Sandra Van Trease, BJC HealthCare group president, was elected to the board of directors for the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS). Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are health care organizations that comprise groups of doctors, hospitals and other providers taking responsibility for delivering high-quality, coordinated care, as well as managing the total cost of health care for their patients.
NAACOS was formed by ACOs from across the country to foster the growth of ACO models of care, to participate with federal agencies in the development and implementation of public policy, to provide industry-wide uniformity on quality and performance measures, and to educate the public about the value of accountable care. It is the largest association of Medicare ACOs, representing 5.5 million beneficiary lives through more than 340 ACO members.
As a board member for the National Association of ACOs and chair of the policy committee, Van Trease will help shape priorities such as advocating on behalf of ACOs with Congress and the executive branch, educating ACOs in operational and clinical best practices, and providing education to the public about ACOs. Board members serve three-year terms.
BJC formed its ACO in 2012 and currently provides services to about 40,000 Medicare Traditional and 20,000 Medicare Advantage beneficiaries. BJC ACO was the only integrated health system in the St. Louis area to earn shared savings in 2017, according to data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The BJC ACO overall quality score for 2017 was 98 percent, exceeding by nearly eight points the national average of 90 percent. The 2017 data was released in late 2018.
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2/5/2019 1:39 PM
This is AWESOME! Great for BJC and the NAACOS. Congratulations Sandra.
2/15/2019 11:34 AM