About ACO Health Partners

ACO Health Partners is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program formed to benefit the patient (Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries), provider and the community. We all share in its success. ACO Health Partners is built on a model of coordinated care to ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill and the elderly, receive the right care at the right time, avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and prevention of medical errors.

Mission Statement:

ACO Health Partners is dedicated to the delivery of effective patient-centered care . We strive to coordinate care to manage medical costs, enhance the patient experience and achieve high-quality clinical outcomes.

goal 1

Improve patient care through better coordination among physician providers, assisting the patient every step of the way.

goal 2

Ensure the most current evidence-based medicine is built into wellness and care plans.

goal 3

Leverage proprietary technology to customize solutions based on practice and patient needs, contributing to lower health-care costs for the population.

Why Northeast Florida?

Medical cost data typically increases at a measurable and somewhat consistent rate from year to year. Northeast Florida ranks among the top 20 percent most expensive healthcare markets in the United States. In addition, the dynamics of the Medicare population in the Jacksonville market show more chronic disease prevalence, particularly in the areas of diabetes, heart disease, COPD and hypertension than expected, based on national averages. Jacksonville scores poorly on metrics related to prevention and treatment.

Forty-five percent of patients in the Northeast Florida market see 10 or more doctors in their last 6 months of life (placing Jacksonville as the 43rd highest region in the U.S.). On average, Jacksonville patients have 36.7 visits spread over 10.3 doctors in their last 6 months of life. That is 7.1 more visits spread across 1.5 more doctors than the average market.

SOURCES: Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care and the Commonwealth Fund Scorecard on Local Health System Performance