Privia Health ACO taps athenahealth for population health, risk assessment

Privia Health CEO Jeff Butler credits athenahealth with helping the medical group become one of the top Medicare ACOs in the country.
By Bernie Monegain
01:44 PM
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Privia Health will expand its work with athenahealth to ratchet up its focus on population health, the accountable care organization announced on Wednesday.

Arlington, Virginia-based Privia Health will fully integrate athenahealth’s population health offering into its existing framework of athenaOne services for all 1,200 of its multi-specialty independent providers across five states and Washington, D.C.

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Athenahealth will assign evidence-based health risk statuses to patients. The goal is to enhance patient engagement, and provide insight to better direct and align clinical protocols and team-based capabilities – all in an effort to provide value-based care.

Privia Health CEO Jeff Butler credits athenahealth with helping the medical group become one of the top ACOs in the country, with care models and incentives fully-aligned around driving value into the system.

In 2014, the first year Privia assumed shared-risk in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Shared Savings ACO model, Privia saved Medicare nearly $5.7 million and received half of that back in an incentive payment, according to CMS data.

Privia Health has worked with athenahealth since 2014 to support clinical integration and connectivity between its medical groups and clinically integrated networks. Privia and athenahealth have already integrated athenahealth’s platform with Privia’s proprietary population health workflow systems and technology, bringing automation and scale to Privia’s programs that are focused on improving outcomes and reducing healthcare spending.

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