CHP ACO Medicare Shared Savings Program


Cayuga Health Partners ACO is a clinically integrated network made up of 215 primary care physicians, specialty physicians, along with Cayuga Medical Center and its facilities who are dedicated to bringing a system of high quality, coordinated healthcare to our region. The network provides services approximately 7,000 Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries located throughout the Tompkins County Area.

CHP ACO focuses on three objectives better care for individuals, better health for populations, and reducing healthcare costs.

What is an Accountable Care Organization?

An Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is a collaboration between doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers who come together in partnership with Medicare to provide you with the best possible care.

The goal of an ACO is to support your doctor so they can provide the best care for you by making sure they have the most up to date information. For you as a patient this means your doctors are communicating, sharing information, and resources with each other in a more efficient and effective way; for example avoiding duplicate tests when seeing multiple doctors. Through this type of increased collaboration and coordination your doctors are able to do more to follow your health, individual needs, preferences, and ensures that you are receiving high quality, effective healthcare services. This results in a healthier population, while reducing overall costs.