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KentuckyOne Health Partners Selected Among “100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know” in 2016 by Becker’s Hospital Review
Louisville, Ky. (Sept. 20, 2016)— For the fourth year, KentuckyOne Health Partners, a provider-based, physician-led clinically integrated network developed by KentuckyOne Health, was recognized as one of Becker’s Hospital Review’s “100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know.” The list highlights some of the most advanced Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in the country.
Currently the largest ACO in the state, KentuckyOne Health Partners coordinates the care for more than 100,000 lives under contract and works with nearly 2,000 participating physicians. With its state-of-the-art information system and compassionate care management team, the organization ranks in the top quartile nationally among all ACOs for factors such as size, efficiency and satisfaction. KentuckyOne Health Partners also oversees the largest and most successful Medicare orthopedic hip and knee surgery episode program in Kentucky, avoiding unnecessary days in the hospital and improving patient satisfaction.
“We are delighted to again be listed among the top ACOs in the country,” said Don Lovasz, president, KentuckyOne Health Partners. “Our outstanding care management team works with physician and facility partners, continually striving to improve the quality and value of Kentucky health care.”
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.
This is the fifth year Becker’s Hospital Review has published its list of ACOs to know. ACOs were selected for inclusion based on a number of factors, including quality and cost performance, participation in CMS’ Next Generation Model, the Pioneer Model, advanced tracks of the Medicare Shared Savings Program and if it has recently struck new commercial agreements.
The full-length edition of the list is available online at www.beckershospitalreview.com.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including, hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved. The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.
About KentuckyOne Health Partners
KentuckyOne Health Partners is a care management company with a network of primary care providers, specialists, hospitals, ancillary services, skilled nursing facilities and agencies that collaborate to ensure that their patients conveniently receive the highest quality of care and value. Nearly 2,000 providers across Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio participate in the network. KentuckyOne Health Partners engages with all health insurance companies in the Commonwealth, allowing their scope to maximize accessibility. The company’s state-of-the-art information system and compassionate care management teams coordinate care for patients of all ages, regardless of their location or the provider. In addition, KentuckyOne Health Partners is the largest Medicare-certified Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in Kentucky, manages the only Kentucky-based hip and knee episode program. KentuckyOne Health Partners has been recognized four times among “100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review, is considered one the largest ACOs in the country, and has been sighted in several national reports and publications.
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