Collaborative care organization saves $5 million in Medicare costs


Delaware Care Collaboration saved $5 million in health care costs.

The collaboration is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and member of Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, whose partners include Saint Francis Healthcare and the Medical Society of Delaware and also a new affiliation with the New Castle County Physicians Organization, saved $5 million in health care costs for Medicare patients.

The ACO also scored well in quality measures (92.17 percent), according to data released by the Centers for Medicare and & Medicaid in its 2019 Performance Results and Quality Report.

The collaboration emphasizes prevention, active management of chronic disease, and delivery of the highest quality of care so patients get the care they need before they are in crisis, for example, in areas such as heart care, pulmonology, wound care, physical and occupational therapy. A multidisciplinary team of social workers, community health workers, care managers, and provider relations professionals work together to support DCC participants.

“Delaware Care Collaboration’s new partnership with the New Castle County Physicians Organization will allow us to expand participation in and engagement with DCC for Delaware-based providers. Participating providers and their patients will benefit from our multidisciplinary support for practices, and planned investments in chronic care management and care management,” said Daniel L. Bair, regional executive director of Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic Clinically Integrated Network.

“I continue to be pleased with the great achievements and superior level of support by the Delaware Care Collaboration. The New Castle County Physicians Organization (NCCPO) is excited to work with the DCC for the 2021 year and has helped to expand practice participation and physician engagement. We are committed to working collaboratively towards the continued success of the MSSP ACO,” said Nicholas O. Biasotto. Biasotto serves as a family medicine physician in Newark He has been participating with the DCC since its inception. He is the President of the New NCCPO, serves on the Executive Committee with the Medical Society of Delaware, and is a Board Member of the DCC.

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