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Rural Project Examples: Accountable Care Organizations

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Community Care Partnership of Maine Accountable Care Organization

funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

Updated/reviewed April 2024

  • Need: To increase access and quality of care for patients in rural Maine.
  • Intervention: Community hospitals and Federally Qualified Health Centers in Maine formed the Community Care Partnership of Maine Accountable Care Organization (CCPM ACO).
  • Results: CCPM serves about 120,000 patients in Maine. In addition, it has implemented shared savings arrangements/contracts with different Medicare Advantage and other private health payers.

Northern Light Health Accountable Care Organization

Updated/reviewed April 2024

  • Need: To implement coordinated, integrated, and holistic healthcare to improve patient health and engagement and to reduce the overall cost of medical services in Maine.
  • Intervention: The Northern Light Health ACO network launched with a focus on patient-centered care to improve overall wellness, reduce healthcare costs, and improve patient engagement and quality.
  • Results: Through care coordination, Northern Light Health is enhancing provider efficiency and supporting a team approach to delivering care, leading to improved patient engagement and healthcare quality, and lowering the overall cost of care.