CMS Announces 10 New ACOs in Florida

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today the creation of 89 newly designated accountable care organizations (ACO), 10 of which will serve Medicare beneficiaries in Florida.

ACOs, which were created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, are responsible for making sure Medicare patients have easy access to the services they need without duplication and waste.

More than 1,000 Florida doctors are involved in the effort, meaning that the ACOs could now touch hundreds of thousands of Medicare patients in the state.

The designated groups span the state, from Pensacola to West Palm Beach. These ACOs are operational as of July 1, 2012. They are:

Meridian Holdings, Inc., located in Hawthorne, California, is comprised of ACO group practices and networks of individual ACO practices, with 60 physicians. It will serve Medicare beneficiaries in California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.

Accountable Care Coalition of Northwest Florida, LLC, located in Pensacola, Florida, is comprised of networks of individual ACO practices, with 60 physicians. It will serve Medicare beneficiaries in Alabama and Florida.

Accountable Care Partners, LLC, located in Jacksonville, Florida, is comprised of ACO group practices and networks of individual ACO practices, with 65 physicians. It will serve Medicare beneficiaries in Florida and Georgia.

Allcare Options, LLC, located in Parrish, Florida, is comprised of ACO group practices and networks of individual ACO practices, with 198 physicians. It will serve Medicare beneficiaries in Florida.

Florida Medical Clinic ACO, LLC, located in Zephyrhills, Florida, is comprised of networks of individual ACO practices, with 153 physicians. It will serve Medicare beneficiaries in Florida.

FPG Healthcare, LLC, located in Orlando, Florida, is comprised of ACO group practices, with 142 physicians. It will serve Medicare beneficiaries in Florida.

HealthNet LLC, located in Boynton Beach, Florida, is comprised of networks of individual ACO practices, with 55 physicians. It will serve Medicare beneficiaries in Florida.

Integrated Care Alliance, LLC, located in Gainesville, Florida, is comprised of networks of individual ACO practices, with 115 physicians.   It will serve Medicare beneficiaries in Florida.

Medical Practitioners for Affordable Care, LLC, located in Melbourne, Florida, is comprised of networks of individual ACO practices, with 126 physicians. It will serve Medicare beneficiaries in Florida.

Palm Beach Accountable Care Organization, LLC, located in West Palm Beach, Florida, is comprised of networks of individual ACO practices, with 337 physicians. It will serve Medicare beneficiaries in Florida.

Reliance Healthcare Management Solutions, LLC, located in Tampa, Florida, is comprised of networks of individual ACO practices, with 36 physicians. It will serve Medicare beneficiaries in Florida.

TP-ACO LLC located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is comprised of networks of individual ACO practices, with 50 physicians. It will serve Medicare beneficiaries in Florida, Louisiana and Tennessee.

ProHEALTH Accountable Care Medical Group, PLLC, located in Lake Success, New York, is comprised of ACO group practices, with 281 physicians. It will serve Medicare beneficiaries in Florida and New York.

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