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Sharp HealthCare Hasn’t Abandoned Accountable Care, Just Pioneer
AIS Health

Amid growing questions about the short- and long-term viability of the federal Medicare Pioneer initiative and Medicare Shared Savings Programs (MSSP) (ABN 10/14, p. 1), Sharp HealthCare stands out as a company that’s making accountable care work — but couldn’t make it work in the federal programs.

Sharp’s results in Pioneer were good — excellent, in fact, says Alison Fleury, the provider’s vice president of business development. Sharp was cutting inpatient days by double-digit percentages and moving the needle on readmissions.