Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.
The Ochsner Accountable Care Network, LLC (OACN) is pleased to report its 2018 savings results, which include a reduction in the expected cost of care by more than $12.87M for over 24,000 Medicare beneficiaries. The 2018 savings represented an 81% increase in savings per beneficiary and a 12% increase in total savings over 2017, resulting from collaboration and development of programs focused on benefiting patients and improve the overall health of the region.
Efforts that contributed to these significant savings include:
“We are relentless about finding innovative ways to improve quality of care, reduce costs for our patients and improve the overall health of the communities we serve,” said Dr. David Carmouche, President of the Ochsner Health Network and Executive Director of OACN. “As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve, our network of providers and partners is leveraging resources, technology and best practices to create better patient experience and outcomes.”
OACN is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) that consists of more than 2,500 providers in Louisiana and Mississippi. OACN was founded in 2013 to ensure that patients, especially those with chronic conditions, get the right care, at the right time, in the right place. OACN is dedicated to improving health outcomes and supports population health efforts across Louisiana and the Gulf South. As the largest ACO in Louisiana, OACN’s team includes Ochsner employed and community providers in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, St. Tammany Parish, Houma and South Mississippi.
ACOs are groups of physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers who come together voluntarily to provide coordinated, quality care to Medicare patients. The goal of an ACO is to improve efficiency and coordination of care, resulting in improved care delivery and reduced healthcare costs to the patient and organization. Patients see the benefit of an ACO through improved communication of their healthcare teams and reduced duplication in paperwork and medical tests.
For more information about OACN’s participants or past performance, please visit www.ochsneracn.org.
OACN is affiliated with the Ochsner Health Network (OHN).
About Ochsner Health Network
Anchored by Ochsner Health System, OHN was founded in 2015 with the following health system partners – Ochsner Health System, CHRISTUS Health Louisiana, Lafayette General Health, Slidell Memorial Hospital, St. Tammany Parish Hospital and Terrebonne General Medical Center. These leading health systems, their employed physician groups, and affiliated community physicians across the greater Gulf South comprise a network that is a leader in healthcare delivery innovation and is one of the largest and most advanced Clinically Integrated Networks (CIN) in the nation. For more information, please visit ochsnerhealthnetwork.org.