Trinity Health Systems - CMS Pioneer ACO

Program Location: 
Fort Dodge, IA
Payer Type: 
Partner Organizations: 
Trimark Physicians Group
Trinity Regional Medical Center of Fort Dodge
Parent Program: 

Trinity Health Systems/TriHealth, Inc. is an integrated healthcare system located in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Trinity delivers coordinated health services in an eight-county service area in predominately rural, northwest central Iowa. The Pioneer ACO Model encourages health care providers to work together to coordinate patient care across the continuum, enhance communication with patients and among providers and other health care partners, improve access to health professionals, empower patients and families to make informed choices about their care, and create a more efficient and cost effective care delivery system.

Payment Model: 

The payment models being tested in the first two years of the Pioneer ACO Model are a shared savings payment policy with generally higher levels of shared savings and risk for Pioneer ACOs than levels currently proposed in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. In year three of the program, participating ACOs that have shown a specified level of savings over the first two years will be eligible to move a substantial portion of their payments to a population-based model. These models of payments will also be flexible to accommodate the specific organizational and market conditions in which Pioneer ACOs work.

Other Outcomes: 

Description & Results of Trinity Health Systems -- CMS Pioneer ACO:

Last updated September 2018
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