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New Collaboration Focuses on High-Quality Care for Delaware Medicare Recipients

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.