Washington, D.C., December 16, 2020 – Evolent Care Partners, a network of independent primary care providers focused on total cost of care management, announced a new partnership with Physicians Accountable Care of Utah (PACU). Beginning in January 2021, PACU will participate with The Accountable Care Organization, Ltd. (TACO) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Enhanced Track.
PACU is an ACO founded in 2013 by Granger Medical Clinic and consists of leading independent medical groups Granger Medical Clinic, Ogden Clinic and Utah Gastroenterology. Granger Medical Clinic and Ogden Clinic will be joining TACO. They are committed to creating a better health care experience for patients by working in a more collaborative fashion. With this partnership, these groups join a growing national network of independent primary care providers that currently cares for over 60,000 Medicare beneficiaries across Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, and Texas. The collaboration will add 185 primary care providers in Utah and 10,000 original Medicare beneficiaries to Evolent Care Partners’ ACO, a reflection of its continued market expansion.
“This partnership marks Evolent Care Partners’ expansion into Utah, and we are thrilled to join forces with Physicians Accountable Care of Utah,” said Evolent Care Partners CEO Asit Gosar. “Together with PACU, we are committed to providing Utah physicians with the resources and support they need to succeed in value-based care and leverage population health capabilities to help patients improve their health, reduce the effects and incidence of chronic disease, and live healthier lives.”
“With Evolent Care Partners, we found a true partner who shares our commitment to empowering physicians to provide the best possible coordinated care,” said Ogden Clinic CEO Kevin Porter. “Our physicians will benefit from a growing network and access to population health tools and proven care coordination resources–allowing them to spend less time on administrative tasks and more time with patients. We look forward to partnering together as the health care landscape continues to evolve over the coming years.”
With the partnership between Evolent Care Partners and PACU, TACO will be the largest MSSP network in Utah that is comprised solely of independent providers. MSSP’s Enhanced Track also offers providers the opportunity to capture more savings than they otherwise would in MSSP’s Basic Track. Through a unique partnership model, physicians achieve success by focusing on primary and preventive care services, referring to high-quality specialists, and keeping Medicare beneficiaries healthy.
Similarly, this collaboration establishes a foundation for the network as it looks to partner beyond MSSP and manage other health populations in value-based care arrangements, including Medicare Advantage and commercial health plans.
To learn how Evolent Care Partners is creating value for independent primary care providers in its network, visit https://www.evolenthealth.com/evolent-care-partners.
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.
About Physicians Accountable Care of Utah (PACU)
Physicians Accountable Care of Utah (PACU) is committed to creating a better healthcare experience for our patient by working in a more collaborative fashion. We believe that by improving communication across the healthcare continuum we can improve the quality of care that our patients receive while decreasing costs.