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September 18, 2015

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the official Quality Measures Performance Scores for organizations participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) for 2014. As you all know, CMS has (currently) 33 Quality Measures ranging from things like patient satisfaction with their physicians to the percentage of hypertensive patients with blood pressures controlled to below 140/90, and everything in between. To be able to participate in any shared savings, an organization must show consistently high quality across 4 domains of patient care and experience comprising the 33 individual measures. The Accountable Care Coalition of Northwest Florida (ACCNWFL), our Accountable Care Organization (ACO), posted an overall score of 87.71%. This is excellent news, and confirms that the ACCNWFL both delivers, and is able to track, high quality medical care provided to the residents of our communities; with patient satisfaction scores solidly in the 90th percentile, it appears our patients agree. This figure also represents a solid year-over-year improvement compared to last year’s reporting. There is always room for improvement, and there are a number of areas where we will be focusing efforts to improve both our quality and reporting. We are pleased to be able to share the results achieved by specific practices, and we will be doing that in individual meetings over the coming weeks. Thanks to all of our docs and their office staffs for doing such a great job taking care of our families and our friends.

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