CURA Health Management Purchases ACO Health Partners

CURA Health Management Purchases ACO Health Partners

Acquisition Brings a MACRA Solution to Physicians with MIPS Non-Compliance Concerns

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – CURA Health Management, a healthcare enablement company with expertise in accountable care organization (ACO) management, announced today the acquisition of Florida-based ACO Health Partners, a Medicare Shared Savings Accountable Care Organization, from Citra Health Solutions.

Founded in 2012, ACO Health Partners became one of the first Medicare Shared Savings ACOs to be built on a model of coordinated care that ensures efficiency and cost-effectiveness.  The purchase of this ACO both expands CURA Health Management’s expertise and reach and brings a MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act) solution to the physician marketplace.

“We are excited to join forces with ACO Health Partners and its stellar staff with unprecedented experience,” said Nicole Bradberry, co-founder of Cura Health Management. “As payment models shift, we look forward to partnering with high-performing physicians and expanding the reach of this and other ACOs. Our team here at CURA Health Management has some of the most significant experience in the country when it comes to the ACO marketplace.”

Under the new arrangement, interested physicians who meet ACO Health Partners criteria, determined by CURA’s algorithms using Medicare claims data, will be invited to become a member of the ACO.  In addition, under a 2019 advanced alternative payment model, physicians who partner with the ACO by August 31, 2018, will receive the MACRA 5% fee schedule increase for 2019.

“We are passing the baton of leadership to Cura Health Management and expect nothing but great success from them,” said Scott Sanner, CEO of Citra Health Solutions. “We have made a strategic decision to invest in our core business and continue to strengthen our technology and care services platforms.  While we will not be in the business of owning an ACO, we will continue to provide innovative solutions for those that hold risk.”

About CURA Health Management
CURA Health Management is a healthcare enablement company that empowers local market provider entrepreneurs to own and operate their own Value Service Organizations in a franchise model that extends their reach and capabilities to deliver quality care,  improve patient outcomes, and maximize revenue. CURA’s innovative resources and expert solutions are administered as an extension of providers’ current in-practice resources, expanding care coordination and care management services. These solutions support financial success within both traditional payment models and also support expansion to new services, allowing partners to succeed within both current and ever emerging, value-based payment models. To learn more please visit our website, follow us on Facebook or connect with us on LinkedIn.

About Citra Health Solutions
Citra provides a one-contract, connected solution for clinical, financial and administrative requirements. Solving for the needs of providers, payers, health systems and employers in the transition to value-based care, Citra empowers clients with proven technology, population health, analytics, care management, and administrative services to strategically expand market opportunity, diversify revenue streams, lower the cost of care, and improve quality. Citra currently serves 6 of the top 7 Health Plans; 7 Fortune 500 Companies; 50+ IPAs and MSOs managing commercial, Medicare and Medicaid populations; 100+ Provider Groups, Hospitals, Universities and Integrated Delivery Networks throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico.