More Than “Beating the Benchmark”: A Retrospective Cohort Study of Five Aledade ACOs

September 15, 2021

A newly published retrospective case study in The American Journal of Accountable Care compares the results of five Aledade Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to both ACO benchmarks and regional competitors over a four-year period. During this timeframe, according to the case study, "The cohort is estimated to have prevented 10,917 hospitalizations, 19,338 emergency department visits, and 8859 skilled nursing facility visits, compared with the region. This is believed to be largely driven by improvements in care transitions and preventive care, such as annual wellness visits, which the cohort of ACOs performed at 265% above the regional average in 2019." 

The case study concludes that although results take time to achieve, "value-based care has the potential to meaningfully reduce costs and improve the quality of care delivered by increasing preventive care and reducing utilization of acute services."

Read the full case study here.


Source Citation: The American Journal of Accountable CareSeptember 2021, Volume 9, Issue 3