Saint Francis Healthcare is partnering with the
Medical Society of Delaware’s (MSD) subsidiary, MedNet, to form the accountable care organization (ACO),
Delaware Care Collaboration™. Launching on January 1, 2016, this
ACO brings two of Delaware’s leaders in health care together to
improve the way care is provided for Medicare patients across the state.
This collaboration between a trusted and respected health system well-known
for personal, comprehensive care and the state’s largest and most
prominent physician organization, and MedNet, will improve the patient
experience while providing access to high-value medical care through a
coordinated, patient-centered approach. To date, 22 physicians have enrolled
in the ACO.
“The way health care is provided and paid for is changing across
the nation. Through this partnership with a proven and experienced team
in the Medical Society of Delaware, our health system will help to shape
the future here in Delaware,” says Brian E. Dietz, FACHE, president
and CEO of Saint Francis Healthcare. Saint Francis Healthcare is a part
of Trinity Health, which is a national leader with 27 ACOs in 20 markets
across the nation.
Established by the Affordable Care Act in 2012, ACOs are groups of doctors,
hospitals and other health care providers who come together voluntarily
to provide coordinated care to Medicare patients. More than 7 million
Medicare beneficiaries currently receive care from doctors enrolled in
ACOs across the country.