ACO Newsletters

January 2021

Due to the pandemic and the safety concerns associated with hosting a large indoor gathering, we were forced to postpone our ACO annual meeting and election of new board members for 2021. We are pleased to report that we have selected a date and venue for this year’s event. The Annual Meeting will be held at the Detroit Athletic Club (DAC) in downtown Detroit, the same venue as last year. Read more Vol. 3, Issue 1 January 2021

  • Message from the CEO - Beaumont ACO Annual Meeting
  • Vaccine Information and Update
  • Quality Corner - 2021 Education Modules - New Classes on Portal
  • New ACO Remote Patient Monitoring Program - CareSignal
  • Beaumont ACO Physician Portal News

November 2020

The Beaumont ACO Board of Managers has decided to postpone the annual business meeting and election of new board members normally held in January each year until later in the spring or early summer for 2021. The board also requested that the current board membership would stay intact until such time that in-person elections can safely be held to replace outgoing board members. Read more Vol. 2, Issue 4 - November 2020

  • Message from the CEO - Beaumont ACO Annual Meeting
  • Quality Corner - MSSP Quality/Utilization Metrics ACO 8, 38, 43
  • New Contract Offering – BCBSM Blueprint to Affordability 2021 Start Date
  • Contract Change - Humana Participation now through Beaumont Care Partners
  • Telehealth Medicine Update
  • Beaumont ACO 2020 Patient Centered Medical Home Results
  • Physician Spotlight: Dr. John Paquet, Dr. Ashok Jain, Dr. Bindu Suresh, Dr.Lalitha Bhogineni and Dr. Sumitra Raam
  • Practice Spotlight:  Beaumont Healthcare Center – Newport

September 2020 

We are pleased to announce that CMS has heard the cries of ACOs across the county and will be implementing changes to their Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more Vol. 2, Issue 3 - September 2020

  • Message from the CEO
  • Quality Corner- CHF Practical Points in Outpatient CHF Management
  • Contract Offering Medicare Shared Saving Program - 2021 Start Date
  • PCP Member Class - Expansion
  • Priority Health - Pilot Program Improving Clinical Documentation

April 2020 

Since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Michigan on March 10, our first goal at the Beaumont ACO has been to keep you safe and healthy and able to continue to assist and educate our patients on staying safe and healthy. Read More about avialable KN95 masks, third-party policy changes regarding telehealth, and current updates for COVID-19 treatment.Vol. 2, Issue 2 - April 2020

  • CEO Update: COVID-19
  • Treatment Guidance for Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19
  • Quality Corner - Cervical Cancer Screening
  • BCBSM Physician Group Incentive Program
  • Beaumont ACO 2020 Specialist VBR Results 
  • Local, Fast and Accurate SARS-CoV-2 Testing 

February 2020

The Beaumont ACO concluded its 2020 annual meeting of the members last month at the Detroit Athletic Club. We are pleased to announce that 128 members attended the event and participated in our annual election process. The Beaumont ACO had its best year yet in terms of member growth, increase in covered lives and incentive dollars earned and shared with our members. Please read more in the Beaumont ACO Newsletter Vol. 2, Issue 1 - Feb 2020.

  • Annual meeting recap and election results
  • MACRA update MIPS reporting
  • New contract offering – Meridian Health Plan
  • Advanced Care Planning◦Advanced Care Planning Tip Sheet
  • Beaumont ACO quality corner
  • Flu vaccine reminder 

October 2019

 Once again the Beaumont ACO is the top MSSP ACO in Michigan and ranks among the nation’s best! Through our physician/health system partnership, we were able to create over $45 million in shared savings for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2018, of which the Beaumont ACO gets to share in $19.8 million.  Please read Vol. 1, Issue 5 October. 2019 for more updates and success of the Beaumont ACO.  

  • Chairman’s Update
  • Michigan MSSP 2018 Participation Results
  • Beaumont ACO 2019 Patient Centered Medical Home results
  • Physician Spotlight
  • Provider Delivered Care Management update
  • QUALITY CORNER - Managing Patients with COP 
  • 2019 MIPS Reporting
  • ACO physician portal update
  • Physician Spotlight

 July 2019

Beaumont ACO has entered into a new contract with CMS for the Medicare Shared Savings Program, effective July 1, 2019. The ACO has selected the Enhanced Track, and the contract will be effective for five and a half years, ending December 31, 2024.  Please read Vol. 1, Issue 4 - July 2019 for updates and success of the Beaumont ACO.

  • Chairman's Updates
  • HCC Coding Education Session
  • Quality Corner - Childhood Immunizations & Well Visits
  • Childhood Immunizations & Well Visits
  • Skilled Nursing Facility Three-Day Waiver Overview
  • Check out the new Beaumont ACO physician portal
  • Beaumont ACO Welcomes New Members

MAY 2019

The Beaumont ACO, working on behalf of our members, was able to secure a new HAP contract effective May 1, 2019. This new contract will offer providers the opportunity to access market best fee-for-service rates on HAP’s commercial HMO and PPO lines of business. This represents a 15% increase on HMO business and a 30% increase on PPO business. The contract also offers providers access to a pay-for-value program that rewards physicians based on performance in quality and utilization metrics. 

Please read Vol. 1, Issue 3 - May 2019 for updates and success of the Beaumont ACO

  • CEO Update 
  • SNF Three-day Waiver Program
  • Provider Directory Data Quality
  • Practice Spotlight
  • Quality Corner - Statin therapy for cardiovascular disease and diabetes
  • 2020 SCP VBR Nominations
  • Goodbye, Wellcentive. Welcome, HealthEC!

March 2019

On behalf of the Beaumont ACO board, I want to thank all of you for your continued efforts to making the Beaumont ACO one of the best in the country. Your commitment to quality and efficient health care remains our foundation for success.

We want to expand our success to the entire Beaumont Health network of physicians and, to do that, we have added two extremely talented and knowledgeable physician executive leaders to help with this strategic priority.  Please read Vol. 1, Issue 2 - March 2019 for updates and success of the Beaumont ACO. 

  • CEO Update
  • ACO Medical Director Visits
  • Improving Care - Sepsis Epidemic Information
  • Beaumont ACO Access and Availability Standards
  • The Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
  • Resource Stewardship Initiative (RSI)
  • BCBSM Physician Group Incentive Program
  • Beaumont ACO 2019 Specialist VBR Results
  • Putting Patients First
  • IT Showcase PatientPing
  • Did You Know...

January 2019

In looking forward to 2019, the Beaumont ACO is going to continue to pursue the highest quality of patient care possible as well as growing into markets that will benefit from our success. We will be making it easier for physicians to sign up for all our contracts as well as help newly signed physicians utilize best practices that we have gathered over the years to help their practices achieve the success that we have had. Please read Vol. 1, Issue 1 – January 2019 for updates and success of the Beaumont ACO.

  • BCBSM Physician Group Incentive program updates◦Quality measure changes
    • ◦Transitions of Care - Provider Delivered Care Management
    • ◦Patient Centered Medical Home – neighbor.
    • ◦Specialist value-based reimbursement
  • Physician Spotlight
  • Quality corner
  • Information Technology
    Care Management Expansion
  • We have moved! 
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