• The Millennium Accountable Care Organization (MACO) is happy to announce that it has several corporate agreements with key entities approved by the MACO Board,to coordinate and effectively coordinate the care for Medicare beneficiaries who have been assigned to MACO under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).   The goals of the relationship between the parties are to improve the quality of medical care for the assigned Beneficiaries and to lower the cost of care for such Beneficiaries, consistent with the three-part aim in the ACA. To accomplish those goals, the collective relationship will seek improvement in five key quality domains: the patient experience of care, care coordination, patient safety, preventive health, and the at-risk population of the frail and elderly.

    If MACO achieves its goals, and lowers the cost of health care for the Beneficiaries, under the MSSP it may receive a share of such reduced costs (Shared Savings), and will in turn share a portion of the Shared Savings with its physicians.

    These arrangements, including this public disclosure of them, have been structured and implemented to meet the requirements set forth under the Interim Final Rule of the MSSP to obtain a waiver from the possible implication of certain Federal laws, including Stark, anti-kickback, and civil monetary penalties rules.

    One of the entities with which MACO has contracted is Millennium Home Care (MHC).  Some of MACO’s physicians are currently contracted by other home health care agencies to act as Medical directors.  MACO wants, as much as possible, its physicians to be collaborating collectively to achieve the Triple Aim, including the sending of home health care patients to MHC, where a written and monitored relationship is in force to provide outstanding quality of care at an overall reduced cost.   In order to encourage the Medical Director MACO physicians to focus on the MHC experience for their patients, it has determined to offer each such physician a choice:  He or she may maintain his or her Medical Directorship, but receive a lower percentage of any Shared Savings.  Alternatively, he or she may resign his or her Medical Directorship and be eligible to receive a full percentage of any Shared Savings.

    If you would like to find out more about these agreements, please contact Gale Pearce, Executive Director of MACO, at (855) 674-7400 x 110106.

    Corporate Agreements Partner

    Millennium Home Care

    Aristocrat Rehab

    Consulate Healthcare of Port Charlotte

    Charlotte Harbor Rehab

    Imperial Rehab

    Greystone Health Network

    Sunset Lake Health and Rehabilitation

    Village Place Health and Rehabilitation

    Lehigh Acres Health and Rehabilitation