How We Measure Success Ultimately, our success is measured by the health of our patients.
As a Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization, North Central Arizona Accountable Care (NCAAC) is also required to meet strict quality guidelines created by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
CMS created the Medicare Shared Savings Program to help doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers to coordinate care for Medicare patients whose providers participate in an Accountable Care Organization like NCAAC.
The Medicare Shared Savings Program creates incentives for healthcare providers to work together to treat an individual patient across care settings—including doctor’s offices, hospitals, and long-term care facilities.
CMS has identified 33 different quality measures that NCAAC providers must meet to qualify for the incentives. When our providers meet these quality standards, we receive a bonus that is shared with all providers. When these quality standards are not met, we are penalized through reduced reimbursements.
• 33 Quality Measures