The eBrightHealth ACO is an accountable care organization which brings together more than 1,200 primary and specialty care clinicians from five regional health systems, including Atlantic General Hospital, Bayhealth, Beebe Healthcare, Christiana Care Health System and Nanticoke Health Services, as well as two federally qualified health centers and 15 private primary care practices. This statewide collaboration helps clinicians address clinical, behavioral, social and other needs of Medicare beneficiaries to improve their access to primary care office visits, prevent unnecessary emergency department visits and decrease the amount of time they spend in hospitals. The result is improved quality of life for their patients and reduced health care spending. eBrightHealth ACO serves approximately 50,000 Medicare beneficiaries from Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Care coordination is provided by Christiana Care Health System’s award-winning care coordination program, Carelink CareNow.
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About eBrightHealth ACO
Christiana Care Health System, Bayhealth Medical Center and Nanticoke Health Services came together with 12 community-based primary care practices across Delaware to form the ACO in January 2016. More than 200 primary care physicians and other health care providers were part of this state-wide initiative. In January 2017, we added Beebe Hospital and Atlantic General Hospital and Health System. Also joining were eight additional community practices and LaRed Health Center, a federally qualified health center (FQHC). With the addition of the two health systems and physician practice partners, the five-health-system-strong ACO will care for more than 45,000 Medicare beneficiaries in our service area and involve close to 300 providers.
Why eBrightHealth ACO?
Representing a broad statewide coalition, eBrightHealth ACO is committed to achieving better health for individuals, better population health, and lowering growth in expenditures.