UNC Senior Alliance ranks #1 nationally in clinical quality

Feb. 7, 2020

UNC Senior Alliance, LLC was ranked #1 nationally in clinical quality among 34 Pay-for-Performance Next Generation ACOs. The UNC Senior Alliance received a clinical quality score of 98.64 percent from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for performance in the Next Generation ACO Model for Performance Year Three. UNC Senior Alliance is comprised of UNC Health Care hospitals and employed providers, as well as independent, community-based providers.

UNC Senior Alliance is one of only four academic health system-based accountable care organizations (ACOs) that participate in CMS’s highest-risk alternative payment model. The Next Generation ACO Model, which began in 2016, tests tools and patient engagement incentives that can improve health outcomes and lower expenditures for Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries.

“These results speak to our decades-long commitment to clinical quality, our infrastructure for quality improvement, our network of high-value providers, and the collaborative environment we have built around clinical quality,” said Mark Gwynne, DO, president and executive medical director for UNC Senior Alliance. “We will continue to provide the right resources, for the right patients, in the right settings, and to provide our practices with the population management support needed to improve the quality of care our patients need and to make healthcare more affordable for our patients.”

UNC has the announcement.

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