What is the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP)?

MSSP is a program that encourages providers to work together to provide coordinated, high-quality care and improve health outcomes and costs for people with traditional Medicare. 

To participate in MSSP, providers, including FQHCs, must be part of an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). MSSP ACOs are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers who collaborate to deliver the right care at the right time, while avoiding unnecessary services and medical errors.

The Medical Home Network Health Alliance ACO will begin participation in MSSP on Jan. 1, 2024.

What is Medical Home Network (MHN) Health Alliance ACO?

MHN Health Alliance is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) participating in MSSP to make healthcare better for traditional Medicare patients.

The ACO is governed and led by FQHCs. Participating ACO providers coordinate services for patients across care settings to deliver better care and improved health outcomes.

MHN Health Alliance ACO’s Vision: To be a high performing ACO that empowers FQHCs to build healthier communities and reduce health disparities.

Benefits for FQHCs

Care coordinators are hired from the communities they serve and employed by the primary care practice. They are assigned to each traditional Medicare patient to:

  • Conduct health risk assessments 
  • Manage chronic disease needs
  • Use evidence-based best practice guidelines
  • Proactively follow patients after emergency room and hospital utilization
  • Address gaps in care and SDOH

This approach provides better care navigation and builds stronger trust and engagement with patients.

To Learn More

If you would like to learn more about MHN Health Alliance ACO and how we can partner with you to transform care and improve the health of your community, please email mssp@mhnchicago.org. We look forward to hearing from you!