Michigan Pioneer ACO - CMS Pioneer ACO

Program Location: 
Detroit, MI
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Reported Outcomes


The Michigan Pioneer ACO's mission is to provide high quality health care services that improve the health of the population and the communities it serves. Their participation in the Pioneer ACO program encourages integration of care, quality improvement, and cost savings through care coordination and reduction in duplicate services. The Michigan Pioneer ACO employs a team of registered nurses and caring professionals who work closely with doctors to help manage patients' healthcare needs. They also work with patients and caregivers to coordinate services and develop personalized support programs to help patients stay healthy. 

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Payment Model: 

The payment models being tested in the first two years of the Pioneer ACO Model are a shared savings payment policy with generally higher levels of shared savings and risk for Pioneer ACOs than levels currently proposed in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. In year three of the program, participating ACOs that have shown a specified level of savings over the first two years will be eligible to move a substantial portion of their payments to a population-based model. These models of payments will also be flexible to accommodate the specific organizational and market conditions in which Pioneer ACOs work.

Cost Savings: 

Tenet Health Press Release (August 2015)

  • Michigan Pioneer ACO yielded nearly $39 million of savings over a three-year period, during which time the ACO also experienced consecutive year-over-year improvement in quality results
  • generated an estimated savings of nearly $17 million in its third performance year
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Last updated August 2018
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