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Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Report Card

NCQA’s Report Card is updated monthly after assessing whether an ACO has the infrastructure and capabilities to meet the triple aim of better patient experience, better health and lower per capita cost. These NCQA ACO Accredited Organizations are ahead of the crowd of ACOs and Integrated Delivery Systems: they have achieved accreditation from a respected evaluation source. Purchasers, collaborators and patients can be assured that these NCQA Accredited ACOs have met a stringent set of standards. 

NCQA Accreditation evaluates organizations in seven categories:

  • ACO Structure and Organizations
  • Access to Needed Providers
  • Patient-Centered Primary Care
  • Care Management
  • Care Coordination and Transitions
  • Patient Rights and Responsibilities
  • Performance Reporting and Quality Improvement.
Organization Name Accreditation Status Expiration Date
Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance Level 2 02/01/2018
Catholic Medical Partners, IPA, Inc. Level 2 01/14/2018
Catholic Medical Partners-Accountable Care, IPA, Inc.
Level 3
01/14/2018
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Level 2 02/28/2019
Crystal Run Healthcare, LLP
Level 2 08/11/2018
Essentia Health
Level 3 02/16/2019
Hackensack Physician Hospital Alliance Accountable Care Organization, LLC
Level 2 04/24/2019   
HealthPartners, Inc., Accountable Care Organization
Level 3 12/31/2018 
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
Level 2 11/16/2018
Prevea Health Level 1 12/06/2017 

Accreditation Levels

ACO Accreditation includes three levels, representing varying degrees of capability for coordinating care and reporting and improving quality.

Level 1: Organizations beginning the transformation and providing the basic infrastructure and some of the capabilities to meet the triple aim of better patient experience, better health and lower per capita cost. The length of status is 2 years.

Level 2: Organizations demonstrating well-established capabilities outlined in the standards to meet the triple aim of better patient experience, better health and lower per capita cost. The length of status is 3 years.

Level 3: Organizations meeting Level 2 criteria AND demonstrating strong performance or significant improvement in performance measures across the triple aim of better patient experience, better health and lower per capita cost. The length of status is 3 years.

Requirements for Demonstrating Performance or Improvement: To achieve a Level 3 accreditation, organizations must demonstrate strong or improved performance in a combination of triple aim measures through participation in an NCQA-approved regional collaborative or national measurement initiative. If there is no regional collaborative or national measurement initiative to which an organization can report performance measures, Level 2 is the highest level that organization can achieve.