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Memorial Hermann Accountable Care organization to participate in Medicare Shared Savings program

Memorial Hermann Accountable Care Organization, an affiliate of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System and its physician network, MHMD, have been selected to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program as an Accountable Care Organization, a new program sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Through the Shared Savings Program, MHACO will work with CMS to provide Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries with high-quality care, while lowering the rate of growth in Medicare costs through preventative medicine and careful management of patients diagnosed with chronic diseases. CMS will use robust quality measures to reward ACOs that achieve these outcomes.

In addition to Memorial Hermann’s 12 hospitals, numerous specialty institutes and advanced outpatient facilities, MHACO is a 332-member provider network comprised of both independent physician practices and physicians employed by Memorial Hermann affiliates. These physicians are a part of the Advanced Primary Care Practices patient-centered medical home initiative developed by MHMD.

MHACO believes a key factor in CMS’ selection of MHACO to participate in the Shared Savings Program is use of the innovative Advanced PCPs, built on MHMD’s clinical integration program that unites independent physicians of every specialty throughout the Houston area in a common commitment to quality and accountability.

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  1. Evelyn
    January 16, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    I worked for Memorial Hermann for four years .I’ve never had anything negative to say about their system until now. A couple a weeks ago I was referred to one of the Oncology doctor. She was very nice. She informed me I had a tumor in my stomach that’s big as a baby head. And they need to send it to the pathologist as soon as they removed it. She explain to me she needed to do surgery ASAP . So she scheduled surgery four days later . Instructed me to go over to Memorial Hermann (Woodlands) to register. I did as I was instructed . They called me the next day and informed me my insurance will not cover I’m assuming the amount they wanted them to. I was informed if I couldn’t pay 5,000 out of pocket I would not be to receive treatment . I was never offered a payment plan. I’m single parent with two kids in collage . I’m still walking around with this tumor . I would like to say shame on Memorial Hermann

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