MedLink Advantage believes that one of the simplest and least disruptive ways for most physicians to make a transition into value based care is to join an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), such as a Medicare Shared Savings Program or Commercial Accountable Care Organization. ACOs offer enormous opportunity for patients and providers to work together to increase quality of care, lower costs and improve the health of the community. MedLink Advantage provides a template for successfully providing quality care while improving cost efficiency. We offer a full host of ACO Management Services for our partners and participating providers.
MedLink Advantage's model helps physicians in all modes of practice achieve a clinically satisfying and financially rewarding practice while improving patient care and reducing costs. We work closely with participating practices to develop strategies to effectively manage their patient populations, the quality of care, referrals to specialists and other health care providers and medical & pharmaceutical utilization, just to name a few.
We offer Consulting Services on ACO Management, Optimization of Practice Operations, IPA, Medicare, Medicaid, Alternative Quality Contracts (AQC), Administrative Management, Compliance Services and Quality and Quality Registries.
You can choose MedLink Advantage to manage your ACO, assist you with your Managed Care Contracts, or choose to call us for Consulting Services regarding any of our areas of expertise.
Medlink Advantage assists Heartland Rural Alliance ACO to achieve shared savings for 2017
Medlink Advantage assists Heartland Rural Alliance ACO to achieve shared savings for 2016
Medlink Advantage assists Heartland Physicians ACO to achieve shared savings for 2016
MLA & The Garage form partnership to bring a technology platform to help its ACO clients achieve better performance and care coordination.
According to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid the cost of starting an ACO is $600,000 and the cost of running it is $1.2 million per year. Survey results from National Association of ACOs show the average cost of operating an ACO is $1.6 million per year.
MSSP Application Fee: $25,000
PMPM or Monthly Fee (variable depending on practice size): All returned if Shared Savings
CMS ACO required Personnel Clinical Coordinator Oversight Quality Improvement Oversight IT Infrastructure Reporting & Analysis Training & Education
Compliance Board/Committee Management Website administration Consulting
Total PMPM/Monthly Fee for given year for entire ACO = $300K
Participants receive their PMPM/Monthly Fee before any distribution
Then Shared Savings divided 75% to Participants, 25% to MLA
Step One Step Two Step Three
Participant Shared Saving MLA Shared Savings
$2,000,000 - Shared Saving $1,700,000 $1,700,000
- $300,000 – Return PMPM/Fee * .75 * .25
$1,700,000 $1,275,000 $425,000
Remaining after practices Amount practices receive Amount MLA receives
receive their upfront costs after upfront costs returned
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer
President and Chief Operating
MedLink Advantage was founded by health care individuals with a single purpose of providing the best services available to our partners to achieve success.
Highest quality patient care; A business model that makes sense for physicians and practices; A healthcare experience that is meaningful and satisfying for both the patient and provider. MedLink Advantage is committed to each of these. We fervently believe that they are not mutually exclusive but rather completely synergistic, achievable and sustainable.
We have designed our business around our partners needs. MedLink Advantage's continued pursuit of product and process improvements is a fundamental part of our business which gives us the competitive edge to help you succeed.
MedLink Advantage has developed an effective process for combining the workflow requirements of our partners with tested best practices.