Becker's Healthcare December 7, 2021
Six St. Louis ACOs — which care for more than 225,000 patients — have saved almost $58 million to date and had average quality scores of 94 percent in 2017.
The organizations are BJC HealthCare, Mercy, Missouri Health Plus, St. Louis Physician Alliance, SSM Health and St. Luke’s, a spokesperson for BJC wrote in an email to Becker’s.
ACOs have expanded in recent years: In 2015, there were 480 Medicare ACOs, compared to 561 in January 2018. They care for more than 12.3 million Medicare fee-for-service patients nationwide, according to the spokesperson.
BJC specifically had an overall quality score in 2020 of 98.75...