ACO-FL Applies RowdMap Benchmarks for Roster Filings to Achieve Success in CMS Next-Generation ACO Program

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ACO-FL announced that in its third year of partnership with RowdMap, the organizations have collaboratively reviewed thousands of specialists and home health providers in Florida to select the best organizations for referrals made by their primary care practice.


“Given our experience participating in a variety of accountable care initiatives, most recently the CMS Next Generation ACO program, it is obvious to us that RowdMap’s insights must play a critical role. We estimate that 70% of medical expenditures are determined by specialists and home health providers. RowdMap’s data allows us to identify and focus our referral efforts on high-value providers who can help bend the cost curve,” said Richard Lucibella, CEO of ACO-FL.  “Just as important, as we enter risk arrangements with commercial health plans, we are able to employ the same methodology and templates across payers to scale our success.”

RowdMap credits ACO-FL executives with decision-making that distinguishes their results.  “Our benchmark data describes compelling opportunities for providers looking to make a successful transition to risk, but in our experience working with providers across the country, the real success is in defining clear strategic business objectives and communicating the merits of the Risk-Readiness® approach with physicians,” says Ashley Distler, Vice President for Provider Strategy at RowdMap.  “Rich Lucibella and his team stand out as national leaders, and the success of their efforts in delivering high quality medical care and savings for the Medicare program speaks for itself.”