Evolent Care Partners Announces Partnership with Tar River Health Alliance
Dec 16, 2020

Washington, D.C., December 16, 2020 – Evolent Care Partners, a network of independent primary care providers focused on total cost of care management, announced its partnership with Tar River Health Alliance, a physician-led organization that administers health care services to beneficiaries in North Carolina. Beginning in January 2021, Tar River Health Alliance will participate with The Accountable Care Organization, Ltd. (TACO) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Enhanced Track.

Founded in 2016, Tar River Health Alliance is an ACO comprised of two medical groups, Boice-Willis Clinic, PA and Rocky Mount Family Medical Center, who manage approximately 9,000 Medicare beneficiaries in the greater Rocky Mount region. As part of Evolent Care Partners’ Enhanced Track MSSP ACO, these two groups join a growing national network of independent primary care providers who are working together to more effectively provide health care services to Medicare beneficiaries, improve outcomes and lower overall costs.

“We are delighted to partner with Tar River Health Alliance and empower a greater number of independent primary care physicians in North Carolina to succeed within the MSSP,” said Evolent Care Partners CEO Asit Gosar. “Our growing network is committed to delivering better care for Medicare beneficiaries, and by working together with Tar River Health Alliance, we look forward to continuing to improve patient health by delivering high-quality, personalized care.”

“Our partnership with Evolent Care Partners means that our physicians will have greater access to shared knowledge and best practices. We are confident Evolent Care Partners will support us in continuing to provide high-quality and coordinated care to our patients,” said Dr. Martha Chesnutt with Boice-Willis Clinic.

Evolent Care Partners’ MSSP ACO supports physicians by providing the resources needed to participate and succeed within two-sided contracts, while insulating them from downside risk. Through a unique partnership model, physicians achieve success by focusing on primary and preventive care services, referring to high-value specialists, and keeping Medicare beneficiaries healthy.

Through this partnership, 81 providers across both medical groups will participate in the Enhanced Track MSSP ACO. This partnership expands TACO’s presence in North Carolina. Based on available data, TACO is the largest network in NC comprised solely of independent primary care providers participating in the MSSP—accountable for approximately 25,000 Medicare beneficiaries.

To learn more about Evolent Care Partners and the value that it’s creating for independent primary care providers in its network, please visit https://www.evolenthealth.com/evolent-care-partners.

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About Evolent Care Partners

Evolent Care Partners’ MSSP ACO empowers independent primary care physicians with the resources needed to participate and succeed within two-sided performance-based contracts. By working with Evolent Care Partners, physicians gain access to population health tools and proven care coordination resources. These resources also help ensure they’re managing administrative requirements most efficiently, which enables them to spend more time on patient care. Currently, Evolent Care Partners’ ACO has approximately 900 providers in its network who care for over 60,000 Medicare beneficiaries across Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina and Texas.

Evolent Care Partners operates The Accountable Care Organization, Ltd. (TACO) and is a solution for total cost of care management offered by Evolent Health. TACO is governed by a representative Board of its participating providers.