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Who is accountable for quality and health care cost rise in our country?

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The Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model was introduced by the government in 2011 to save Medicare future.  We are excited to form an independent physicians owned Accountable Care Organization in our community to reduce waste and control healthcare costs.  What is an ACO? ACOs are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high quality care to their Medicare patients.  The purpose of this program is to take responsibility for providing quality healthcare and controlling healthcare waste in our communities. 

Accountable Care Organization is an experiment from CMS to save Medicare’s future.  This experiment has been successful as quoted by Patrick Conway, the chief medical officer for Medicare, who said, "On 15 out of 15 quality measures, [ACOs] did better than national benchmarks, as well as on four out of four patient satisfaction benchmarks." Twenty-nine of those ACOs saved enough to generate bonus payments totalling $126 million.  In addition, the ACOs generated $128 million in net savings for Medicare's trust fund. This concept may turn out to be the idea which can save the future of Medicare and ensure high quality health care for our seniors. (https://www.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Press-releases/2014-Press-releases-items/2014-01-30.html). 

Doctors ACO is one of the more promising experiments happening in our state.  Ask your doctors if they’re part of an ACO.

A group of physicians who value their freedom and want to remain independent to practice medicine invite Georgia physicians to join the new movement called the DOCTORS ACO

Athens Area: Paul Haver, MD.  Kirk Melville , MD. Schultz Elizabeth, MD.  Abid Bashir, MD.  Andrew Cross, MD Fadi Karou, MD. Subodh K. Agrawal, MD.  George Cleland, MD. Gail Hurley, MD. Diane Dunston, MD. Marga Ngwang, MD.

Royston, Lavonia, Hartwell, Elberton:Chet Ford, NP. Nicole Ford, NP. 

Winder, Jefferson, Commerce:Manan Shah, MD.  Hugh O. Hodges, MD. Doy Gay, MD.  Carla Price, MD.

Atlanta Area:Suresh Shah, MD.  Syamala ErraMilli, MD Suneetha Chekuri, MD

Monroe Area:Michelle Plaster, MD.  Bryan Kirkland, MD.  Robyn Petagrew, MD. Sara McBee, MD.  Bhavin Jani, MD

Madison Area:Miguel Cossio, MD.

Greensboro & Lake Oconee, Eatonton: Susan Jones, MD.  Joseph Dejunco, MD.

Being part of the Doctors ACO is the best choice for Independent physician’s practice, for their Medicare patients, and their communities.

Sohaib Chodhry, M.S. is the Executive Director of Doctors ACO. He recently obtained Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and invites all independent Georgia physicians to join the Accountable Care Organization “Doctors ACO”.  Mr. Chodhry strives for continuous excellence and has a passion to improve the healthcare delivery system while lowering costs. 

 

For more information, Mr. Chodhry can be reached at706-208-9700 or email at schodhry@doctorsaco.org.  

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