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KentuckyOne Health Partners Ranked as 12th Largest Accountable Care Organization in U.S.

KentuckyOne Health Partners – July 21, 2015 Press Release

PhysiciansLouisville, Ky. (July 21, 2015)— KentuckyOne Health Partners, a provider-based, physician-led clinically integrated network developed by KentuckyOne Health, was ranked as the twelfth largest accountable care organization (ACO) in Modern Healthcare’s 2015 ACOs Survey. The survey ranks ACOs by lives covered.

The information is compiled from data provided by organizations that participated in an annual survey intended for U.S. organizations of health care providers that agree to be accountable for the quality, cost and overall care of a select group of patients, enrollees, employees or population. The publication, which is a leading source of health care business and policy news, research and information, began surveying ACOs in 2011.

Survey data includes number of lives covered, number of participating physicians and year formed, as well as statistical charts outlining profitability, type of ownership and more.

Formed in June 2012, KentuckyOne Health Partners covers 72,000 lives and now has over 1,600 participatingproviders. It is the only ACO in Kentucky included in the rankings.

ACOs are groups of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers that come together voluntarily to provide coordinated care to Medicare patients. The goal of an ACO is to ensure patients get the care they need, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors.

“In just two short years our organization has experienced significant growth and success,” said Don Lovasz, president, KentuckyOne Health Partners. “Our partners are committed to providing patients with quality care and improving the overall health of the people of the Commonwealth.”

The complete survey report is available for purchase online at www.modernhealthcare.com.

KentuckyOne Health Partners has also been listed twice among Becker’s Hospital Review’s “100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know,” which highlights some of the most advanced Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in the country.

About KentuckyOne Health Partners

KentuckyOne Health Partners is a clinically integrated network of over 1,600 providers, 15 hospitals and 27 skilled nursing facilities across Kentucky, as well as regional areas in Indiana and Ohio. Accepted into the Medicare Shared Services Program, KentuckyOne Health Partners is one the Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) across the nation that ensures Medicare beneficiaries have access to high-quality, coordinated care. As a certified ACO, KentuckyOne Health Partners works to provide appropriate, safe and timely care for Medicare beneficiaries, while ensuring cost-savings measures through coordinated care. KentuckyOne Health Partners has twice been recognized among “100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review.