Accountable Care Coalition of Southeast Texas Earned $5 Million in Savings and Achieved a Perfect Score for Quality Outcomes in 2022

TAMPA, Fla. (Dec. 8, 2023) Collaborative Health Systems (CHS), a management services organization for providers and wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, announced today the Accountable Care Coalition (ACC) of Southeast Texas, Inc. generated $5 million in gross savings under the Direct Contracting Entity model for performance year 2022 and achieved a 100% quality score, according to a recent report released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).   The ACC of Southeast Texas consists of 120 independent primary care providers with 7,331 Medicare beneficiaries under the model. The organization, which is managed by CHS, began operating under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Next Generation program in 2016 and successfully transitioned to Direct Contracting in 2022. Today, the organization is a participant in the ACO REACH Model.   “We are very pleased with the continued demonstrated success shown by these providers and their effort to achieve greater savings for their organization and Medicare,” said Anthony Valdés, president of Collaborative Health Systems. “It has been an honor to work alongside these providers, align our strategies, and offer tools and resources to boost their success in value-based care.”   The $5 million earned in savings equates to a 4.2% savings rate for performance year 2022. This is after CMMI applies a 2% discount, retaining $2.5 million of the total savings.   “These results are a true testament of the dedication and commitment our providers have shown to achieve improved health outcomes and deliver better overall care to patients across Southeast Texas,” said Raul Rivera, MD, Medical Director, ACC of Southeast Texas. In total, ACC of Southeast Texas has earned nearly $45 million savings since 2016 which is shared directly with its provider partners.   For more information about Collaborative Health Systems, click here. # # #

About Collaborative Health Systems (CHS)

Collaborative Health Systems (CHS) is a management services organization that partners with independent primary care physicians as they move to value-based models. Its core belief is that primary care physicians are in the best position to influence the quality and cost of healthcare. CHS provides comprehensive support for its physician partners by providing management services, risk contracting and population health capabilities, including actionable data and other tools, to deliver care coordination and closure of gaps in care. CHS provides additional services to secure and deliver favorable value-based contracts with commercial and other health plans. CHS currently manages four REACH ACOs, six MSSP ACOs, three Independent Physician Associations and a Care Transformation Organization. CHS additionally contracts with private payers to help its providers expand their participation in value-based care across lines of business such as Medicare Advantage. CHS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading healthcare enterprise committed to helping people live healthier lives. For more information, visit   * The statements contained in this document are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of CMS. The authors assume responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the information contained in this document.

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