Meridian Accountable Care Organization, LLC

Over the past few years, Meridian Health has worked diligently with physicians to develop clinical integration strategies that can effectively transition the health system and its affiliated physicians into the new health care marketplace. Established in January 2013, Meridian Accountable Care Organization’s application for renewal was approved for the three year period beginning January 1, 2016 through December 2018.

The ACO allows Meridian Health and its participating physicians to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) which provides the following benefits:

1. No downside risk

2. Participating physicians receive full Medicare FFS reimbursement
directly from CMS

3. Participating physicians are also eligible to share in savings
    (as defined in ACO regulations) that are generated by the ACO

4. Participating Medicare beneficiaries have no access restrictions

5. Physician opt out provision

6. ACO start-up costs paid by Meridian Health

7. No out-of-pocket costs for physicians

The opportunity is open to both primary care physicians as well as specialists and requires the execution of a participation agreement.

If you are interested in joining the network or learning more about participating in the Medicare ACO, please contact Navneet Kathuria, M.D. or one of your hospital leaders.

Thank you for your continued support and partnership in the delivery of quality care.

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