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Our Goals and mission:

GPAC is committed to making a fundamental change in the way healthcare is delivered in our service area through ensuring high quality and effective care, while enhancing the patient experience.


What is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO)?

An ACO is a provider based organization that takes responsibility for meeting the healthcare needs of a defined population with the goal of simultaneously improving health, improving patient experiences and reducing per capita costs. The ACO concept was thrust into the spotlight through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.


How does the ACO work?

An ACO participating in the CMS Shared Savings Program has committed to taking accountability for an assigned population of Medicare beneficiaries. This entails developing systems and methodologies to improve the way care is delivered to patients.

GPAC works with all of our providers to ensure that care is coordinated, and best practices supported by evidence-based medicine are in place. Some of the key areas of focus include:

· Chronic disease management (For Example diabetes, hypertension, COPD, CHF, etc…)

· Reducing ER visits as a source of primary care

· Practicing proactive medicine to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and readmissions

· Coordination of care transitions

· Multi-specialty care coordination

· Prevention and wellness