Advantage ACO: Michigan 

New Michigan Accountable Care Organization Strives to Improve Primary Care 

We are excited to announce the launch of Advantage ACO, which will bring high-quality, cost-effective care management to Michigan. Medical Advantage has long-served Michigan physicians, helping them achieve optimal patient outcomes and value-based care (VBC) performance through our MSO, the Consortium of Independent Physician Associations (CIPA). Now, the Michigan-based Advantage ACO will bring process improvement, technology optimization, and value-based care expertise to the dedicated providers who serve Michigan’s Medicare patients.  

“With the success we’ve seen supporting independent providers, group practices, federally qualified health centers and other physicians in the state of Michigan, we’re excited to bring this new opportunity to our community,” shared Meghan Sheridan, Director of Quality Program Performance.  

“Being born and raised in the Upper Peninsula, I’m excited to have the opportunity to continue working with the state’s expert physicians, especially those operating in rural communities,” Sheridan added. 

Providers in counties including Wayne, Huron, Manistee, and Alpena have taken advantage of increased practice revenue through value-based care reimbursements with the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Participants also receive localized support from Michigan ACO consultants who have a deep understanding of quality and cost performance metrics and best practices for program participation. 

Why Advantage ACO in Michigan? 

The healthcare landscape is difficult to navigate, especially with new competitors entering the market and clinician burnout rates skyrocketing. Advantage ACO helps alleviate those stressors through reimbursements from high-quality, coordinated, value-based care that provide essential revenue for practices in an increasingly competitive marketplace.  

Advantage ACO provides expert consulting designed to improve performance, not only with the Medicare Shared Savings Program, but across all value-based contracts. With improved performance comes increased revenue that can be reinvested into practices to propel their success. Many practices use the additional revenue to invest in staff incentives, new technology, or marketing to poise their practices for long-term success. 

Michigan ACO Practice Services 

  • ACO Planning: Every year, practice coaches work with participants in our Advantage ACO in Michigan to develop an annual plan that prioritizes practice activity to drive shared savings opportunities. 
  • Analytics and Reporting: Our practice coaches and ACO leadership utilize analytics and reporting to evaluate practice and ACO performance, using high-performing practices as benchmarks to facilitate the exchange of best practices.  
  • Ongoing Support: We take a personalized approach to practice performance, applying individualized consulting that supports practice autonomy and boosts value-based care earnings opportunities. 

Advantage ACO Can Help  

With decades of healthcare performance, technology, and analytics expertise, Advantages ACO’s consultants assist participating practices in optimizing cost and utilization performance, with data-driven interventions and recommendations. See how the Advantage ACO can help your healthcare group succeed and thrive amid the shift to value-based care. For more information, click here

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