Accountable Care Associates ACO

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Learn more at www.acafirst.com.

  • Founded in 2010, Accountable Care Associates (ACO) is physician owned and operated, and is a provider MCO that supports and partners with physicians, hospitals and payers in managed healthcare delivery.
  • Philip Gaziano, M.D. is Chairman and President/CEO, and he helped develop some of ACA’s services from 1998 to 2010 in Hampden County Physicians Associates, a Massachusetts based multi-specialty physician practice now served by ACA .
  • ACA Provides: Contracting, Consulting, Care Coordination, Reinsurance, Coding, Clinical Rounding, Provider Educational, Chart Auditing, Risk Adjustment, Compliance, Quality Measures Management, Custom Work Flow Design, and Other Provider MSO Services for Managed Healthcare Delivery. 

 Commitments and Deliverables

  • Provide quality, financial and utilization web-based tools
  • Educate local providers and leaders about the tools, regulations, and operations
  • Provide care coordination tracking, documentation tools, and support services
  • Provide data security, DR and data backup
  • Insure compliance with and education about HIPAA, CMS, and related regulations
  • Track and report quality and utilization data and trends to local ACO leaders
    • Organize and supervised care coordination and quality activities
    • Organize disease, beneficiary, & subgroup-specific disease management
    • Assist in developing and maintaining a community resources database
    • Educate about, track and report PCP providers’ ACO activities
    • Help train, assist, and back-up local medical director
    • Develop a beneficiary portal and assist in member engagement
    • Received and report all data to CMS 14. Medical record audits as needed