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Sharp HealthCare Leaves Pioneer ACO Program
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Sharp HealthCare ACO is leaving the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization pilot program.

The decision, announced quietly in the company’s third-quarter finance report, leaves San Diego with no Pioneer ACOs.

“Because the Pioneer model is based on national financial trend factors that are not adjusted for specific conditions that an ACO is facing in a particular region (e.g., San Diego), the model was financially detrimental to Sharp ACO despite favorable underlying utilization and quality performance,” Sharp said its financial report, adding that the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation was notified in June.