Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO) is partnering with UnitedHealthcare to create a new commercial ACO, covering 17,000 members. According to the Philadelphia Business Journal, the ACO will dedicate more resources to care coordination and will facilitate the sharing of health information. Physicians and hospitals are eligible for shared savings if certain performance measures are met.

As reported, in February DVACO signed an ACO agreement with Aetna for 70,000 current commercially insured members under the care of DVACO-affiliated primary care physicians in Southeastern Pennsylvania. 

DVACO is jointly owned by Jefferson Health, Doylestown Health, Main Line Health, Holy Redeemer Health System, and Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.

Our Take: Delaware Valley ACO has been a shining star in the world of accountable care. In its first year as an MSSP(2014), it had shared savings of $13.4 million—3.4% of target—netting the ACO $6.6 million. It has grown from 33,000 members in 2014 to more than 107,000 today. Now it’s expanding its reach with two new commercial agreements in 2016.

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