July 6, 2016
The Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) yesterday identified OneCare Vermont as the successful bidder in its procurement seeking an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) to provide certain Medicaid services as part of the State of Vermont’s efforts to move away from the current fee-for-service payment system to one that pays doctors and providers for keeping people healthy.
OneCare Vermont was selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in a similar ACO program for Medicare enrollees in Vermont. Additionally, OneCare Vermont has worked collaboratively with the State on the Vermont Medicaid Shared Savings Program (VMSSP) and the Vermont Health Care Innovation Project, sponsored by the federal State Innovation Models (SIM) testing grant.
ACO News is a feature of the Medicaid Accountable Care Organization Resource Center, an online collection of tools designed to help Medicaid agencies develop and launch accountable care organizations.