In 2010, a small group of visionary physician leaders met to collaborate on the future of health care. Their goal was to provide cost efficient, high quality care to the Piedmont Triad community. As a first step, they formed a clinically integrated network (CIN) to bridge the fee for service and emerging bundled payment system, which led to the creation of Triad HealthCare Network (THN) as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO).
July 2012: Through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), THN was selected to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program as an ACO.
January 1, 2016: THN was selected to participate in the Next Generation ACO, which:
- Build on experience from the Pioneer ACO Model and the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
- Support ACOs experienced in coordinating care for patients and whose provider groups are ready to assume higher levels of financial risk and reward.
- Provide quality, cost-efficient and patient-focused care.