What is an ACO?

An Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is a group of health care providers that affiliate to share responsibility for the medical care and management of patients. By collaborating in a management structure designed to promote efficiency and reduce waste, the ACO controls costs and increases the quality outcomes.

Morehouse Choice Accountable Care Organization & Education System, Inc. (MCACO-ES) 

Currently the MCACO-ES has approximately 10,000 traditional Medicare and dual eligible (or those that qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid) beneficiaries. We have increased the MCACO-ES’ attribution over 80% since January 2013, when we stared with the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Today, we care for Medicare and dual-eligible beneficiaries throughout the Atlanta metro area, operating from 160 health center locations and two mobile medical offices.

Our goal is to improve life and health through sustainable collaboration of community partners. We practice “sought-after” standard for health delivery integration and have found this renders improved patient experiences.

We Accomplish Our Goals Through Collaboration:

  1. Transform the organization with a structured plan of care process.
  2. Improve the delivery of health care of beneficiaries assigned to the MCACO-ES, eliminating waste and providing more provider support.
  3. Control the financial costs projection by lowering the costs of health care without decreasing the quality in health service and outcomes.

10,000+

Traditional Medicare Beneficiaries

  80%

Attribution Increase

160

Ambulatory Sites

MCACO-ES Mission:

“Through the synergy of their missions and the use of the latest health information technology, a collaboration of community-based health care partners, a school of medicine along with public and private hospital systems, take responsibility for the cost improvement, efficiency, quality, and effectiveness of community and population health.”

MCACO-ES Vision:  

To improve population health through sustainable collaboration of community partners that is the “sought-after” standard for health delivery integration and renders improved patient experiences.

OUR TEAM!

Chief Executive Officer 

Ms. Michelle
Brown 

Director of Health Services Innovation 

Dr. Yoon
Suk

Project
Manager

Ms. Debbie Okirie

Credentialing Coordinator 

Ms. LaShanta
Salter

Care
Coordinator

Ms. Erica
Deese

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr. David
Williams

ACO Board Chair 

Dr. Michael Brooks

ACO Board Secretary 

Dr. Cheryl Franklin 

Member 

Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice

Member

Dr. Elizabeth
Ofili 

ACO Chief Medical Officer (ex-officio)

Dr. Ajay
Gehlot

Member

Dr. Brian
Williams

Member (Independent Practices Representative) 

Ms. Michelle Brown

Member (ex-officio)

Mr. William
Bledsoe

Member

Mr. Dave
Ward

Member

Ms. Shelley
Spires

Member 

Mr. Claudio
Azzariti

ACO Board Treasurer 

Ms. Jennie
Denmark

Member

Mr. Frankie
Barnes

Medicare Beneficiary 

Bishop Flynn
Johnson

Medicare Beneficiary 

LEARN MORE!

If you have any more question on how MCACO-ES can benifit you, please click on the F.A.Q. link below.  If you are looking for a provider please follow the link below to find a provider near you.