NEQCA Accountable Care Leads the Pack in Quality and Savings

November 13, 2017

NEQCA Accountable Care, Inc., New England Quality Care Alliance’s Medicare Shared Savings Accountable Care Organization (ACO), saved the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) over $12 million in performance year 2016, and earned a $6.09 million share of those savings based on its 99.12% quality score.

Nationally, only 31% of all Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) ACOs earned a share of savings in both 2015 and 2016, and NEQCA Accountable Care was one of the select few to earn shared savings two years in a row. NEQCA Accountable Care earned the highest dollar amount of shared savings among the Massachusetts MSSP ACOs in 2016, and had one of the highest quality scores.

“We were able to leverage our focus on achieving the Quadruple Aim, our experience with other risk-based contracts, and our many clinical support programs to help our participating physicians succeed in improving care and providing a better patient experience for their Medicare beneficiaries,” said Chantal Buchanan, Executive Director, Medicare and Medicaid ACOs at NEQCA.  

NEQCA Accountable Care, Inc. is made up of 80 participating practices from NEQCA’s Eastern Massachusetts network, including over 400 physicians. The ACO was established in 2015 and was one of 89 new ACOs selected that year to participate in the MSSP.

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Photo: NEQCA's Meg Costello, Chief Operating Officer (left) and Chantal Buchanan, Executive Director, Medicare and Medicaid ACOs (right)