Broward Guardian, Memorial Healthcare Lead Care Organization, Ranked #1 in the United States for Shared Savings Per Beneficiary Among Healthcare-Owned ACOs

Broward Guardian is a responsible care organization operated by Memorial Healthcare System.

“These results were achieved through better coordination of care within a network of specialist and primary care physicians supported by professionals and technologies housed in Memorial’s Value-Based Care Division. – Matthew Muhart, Chief Strategy Officer, Memorial Health System

Recently, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the results of all ACO performance under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). In this latest reconciliation for the 2021 performance year, Broward Guardian ACO, which was purchased by Memorial Healthcare System (“Memorial”) in May 2020, achieved the highest savings per beneficiary of all other high revenue (or belonging to the health system) ACO in the country under the MSSP program.

Broward Guardian has achieved a cumulative $36 million in shared savings since its inception in 2014 while caring for nearly 9,000 beneficiaries. For the most recent program year of 2021, Broward Guardian achieved over $11 million in savings in the program of which they received over $8 million.

“These results were achieved through better coordination of care within a vibrant and dedicated community network of primary care physicians and specialists, supported by a very strong team of professionals and technological resources housed in the care division. based on the value of Memorial,” said Matthew Muhart. , Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Memorial. “Working together, we not only provide the chronic disease management that many Medicare beneficiaries need, but also the much-needed navigation to care and other services, such as support for socioeconomic needs, that are often barriers to access to care and are necessary to maintain a healthy population.”

Since the purchase in 2020, Memorial has invested in technology, infrastructure, analytics and numerous clinical resources for Broward Guardian to improve the health of people in the communities they serve and reduce the total cost care by helping patients receive the right care. at the right time and in the right context.

“The deployment of these resources across all of our value-based care programs, including Broward Guardian, Memorial Health Network – our commercial ACO managing approximately 200,000 members – participation in approximately 20 bundled payment programs under the BPCI program -A from Medicare, and our co-branded Medicare Advantage health plan with Holy Cross Health and Oscar is producing incredible results, improving people’s health and making health care cost more efficient,” said Monica Puga, vice -Senior President and Director of Nursing.

There are nearly 800 primary and specialty providers in the ACO Broward Guardian, providers who have partnered with Memorial in this value-based care journey. At the highest level, Memorial is committed to transforming care, activating technology and innovating to support the growth of the COA.

Broward Guardian ACO’s performance depends on innovative, technology-based clinical support and collaboration between physicians, specialists, and clinical operations that collectively have resulted in optimized clinical, quality, and financial outcomes.

“It is clear to us that our stakeholders; our patients and their families, employers in our community, our physicians, and our commercial and government payers expect more from us, which means improving the health of our community and becoming more profitable. These results confirm that Memorial is leading the way in South Florida,” Muhart said.

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About Broward Guardian:

Acquired by Memorial Healthcare System in 2020, Broward Guardian was first formed in 2013 as a primary care focused organization and started as an ACO Track 1 in 2014 in the Medicare Shared Savings Program . Broward Guardian moved to ACO Path 3 in the Medicare Shared Savings Program in 2017 and is currently in the Enhanced Path. Currently, there are 39 ACO participants and 795 ACO providers and providers with approximately 9,000 Medicare beneficiaries assigned to Broward Guardian ACO.

About Memorial Health System:

Memorial Healthcare System is one of the largest public health systems in the United States and a national leader in quality care and patient satisfaction. He is highly regarded for his patient and family centered approach at facilities such as Memorial Regional Hospital, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital South, Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke , the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Health Specialty Center in Wellington. and the Memorial Manor retirement home.

His many awards and accolades include Modern Healthcare magazine’s “Best Place to Work in Healthcare,” Florida Trend’s “Best Companies to Work For in Florida,” and Florida Trend’s “150 Great Places to Work For.” working in healthcare” from Becker’s Hospital Review. In a recent report (“Humanizing Brand Experience”), Denver-based consulting firm Monigle named Memorial the best healthcare brand in America, based on consumer surveys.

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Aubrey L. Morgan