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Carilion Clinic Is Participating in a New Care Coordination Program

Carilion Clinic providers have chosen to participate in Doctors Connected®, a Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO).

A Next Generation ACO is a type of ACO program implemented through CMS's Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). ACOs are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers that come together to provide coordinated, high-quality care to their Medicare Fee-for-Service patients. Coordinated care helps ensure patients, especially the chronically ill or those who are hospitalized, get the right care at the right time, and avoid unneeded duplication of services such as lab tests and x-rays. The Next Generation model offers different methodologies and financial arrangements with higher levels of risk and reward than current Medicare ACO initiatives.

2018 Next Generation ACO Program Quality Performance Results