Who is DVACO?
We are the area’s largest Accountable Care Organization, leading the way in health improvement by streamlining provider participation to enhance the quality and personalization of patient care.
What it Means for
We work with Beneficiaries in collaboration with their primary care providers, specialists, hospital-based care managers, practice-based care coordinators, and a multitude of agencies, in an effort to reduce fragmentation of patients’ care.
What it Means for
By working together we have a tremendous opportunity that extends beyond participation. The size of DVACO and the reputation of our providers and health systems allow us to leverage resources optimally for the benefit of all our participants.
From the PresidentKatherine Schneider, MD, MPhil, FAAFP
Delaware Valley ACO Ninth Physician Education Conference
DVACO hosted area physicians, nurses, and other clinicians at our 2019 Spring Conference held on May 2, 2019. This was the ninth such event in our organization’s history, and as always, the focus was best practice in population health.
Those in attendance this year benefited from the experience and vision of Diane Meier, M. D., a leading authority on Palliative Care and the management of seriously ill patients.
Read more about the event and why it matters so much to the healthcare quadruple aim.
Welcoming DVACO’s New Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mark Angelo.
Delaware Valley ACO is fortunate to have Mark Angelo, M.D. joining us as Chief Medical Officer and his timing could not be better.
With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (“CMS”) announcing challenging new models for its Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”) and deeper engagement with commercial payers in our future, Mark is taking the clinical reins of the organization at a pivotal point.
Fortunately, he comes well prepared for the tasks ahead. He joins DVACO from Cooper University Health Care where he served in many roles, including Medical Director for Population Health and as Chief Executive Officer of the AllCare Health Alliance ACO. He will manage all activities of the DVACO clinical team including quality, care coordination, population health pharmacy, post-acute strategy, clinical integration and practice transformation.
For more from Dr. Angelo, including a blog post about practice transformation and the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (“AWV”), click here.
The Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO) was selected as one of 79 renewing Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs, providing Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated care across the United States, CMS announced today. Beginning January 1, 2017, a total of 480 Shared Savings Program ACOs are serving over 9 million assigned beneficiaries.
“DVACO has become one of the largest ACOs in the country and has experienced tremendous success in both high quality and smarter spending,” says Katherine Schneider, MD, President of the DVACO. “We are honored to have been selected once again to continue our mission of transforming the care delivery model in the Philadelphia region and beyond.”
News and UpdatesKeeping up with the healthcare industry
Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization recipient of the National Association of ACOs Innovation Award
The Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO) has been presented with an Innovation Award by the National Association of ACOs for post-acute strategy. The award recognizes accountable care organizations that develop innovative ways to transform the real world care model. Read More
Katherine Schneider, M.D. Discusses the ACO Final Rule with HFMA
When it comes to some of the highest-risk and most costly people in the country, “change doesn’t happen overnight.” In this January 2019 Q & A with HFMA, Dr. Schneider discusses CMS’ December 2018 ACO Final Rule and its likely impact on ACOs.
Katherine Schneider addresses 2018 HIT Summit
DVACO CEO Katherine A. Schneider, M.D. addressed the 2018 Health Information Technology Summit, held in Philadelphia in May 2018. Read more here to learn her thoughts on Patient Engagement and why “engagement” may now be the most overused word in health care.
The “truth” about alternative payment models
New faces may be headed to Congress, but they will encounter an old problem: the threat of rising health care spending. The debate about value based payment models and what is and isn’t working is likely to be front and center in the months ahead. Find out more about alternative payment models in this informative Health Affairs blog post.
Catching up with Katherine Schneider, M.D., M.Phil., FAAFP, CEO of DVACO in an interview with Population Health News
Population Health News: How does population health integrate with accountable care?
Katherine Schneider: My motto is that ACOs are all about the “C” part of the acronym. If we don’t change the care model at an individual level, then we will not achieve improvements in outcomes, which include the health of a population, the care experience and smarter spending. I also view population health as a set of tools that we are integrating into the delivery system for data-driven quality improvement and care coordination. It is a viewpoint that expands beyond the four walls and timespan of a provider visit to include what happens to/for/by people 24/7, 365 days of the year regardless of where they are.
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Address PO Box 356, Villanova, PA 19085
Toll Free Number 855-761-9345
Compliance Line 610-225-6211
Business Hours 9-5pm