What You Should Know:

  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and CVS Accountable Care, part of CVS Health® (NYSE: CVS), today announced the creation of an accountable care organization (ACO) to improve the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries by Ohio State providers in central Ohio.
  • This coordinated approach to delivering care is centered around each patient’s unique needs and emphasizes preventive wellness and proactive treatment of chronic conditions.

CVS ACO and Ohio State Wexner Medical Center Forge Alliance to Enhance Patient Care and Coordination

The new CVS ACO, LLC (CVS ACO), operating under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Enhanced track ACO, expands the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s ACO efforts. 

This collaboration aims to enhance patient care, ensuring timely and appropriate services. By pooling resources, CVS ACO will offer coordinated care and longitudinal management, addressing both medical and social needs for a larger patient population. The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and CVS Accountable Care teams will focus on supporting post-hospitalization transitions, providing services for high-risk beneficiaries, and strengthening overall care management. Patients will benefit from increased interaction with clinical care teams, including education on complex conditions, assistance with follow-up visits, and access to community resources.

“As we prepare for the nationwide shift to having all Medicare beneficiaries in accountable care relationships by 2030, this collaboration with CVS Accountable Care is a natural progression of Ohio State’s work in this space that builds on our commitment to provide the very best care to every patient, every time,” said John J. Warner, MD, CEO of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and executive vice president at Ohio State. “It’s important that we meet every patient where they are in their health care journey and take the next step in being accountable for our patients’ holistic health and improved outcomes.”