Fierce Healthcare - "Fierce Q&A: CEO of Mount Sinai ACO Stresses Local Coordinated Care"

 – July 10, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services yesterday announced 89 new accountable care organizations to the Medicare Shared Saving Program, including Mount Sinai Care. Mark Callahan, MD, CEO of Mount Sinai Care and chief medical officer and associate dean for excellence in clinical care at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, discussed the new program, why the organization signed up for the Medicare Shared Savings Program and what the future holds for the accountable care delivery model. "We want to really provide high-quality care to our Medicare beneficiaries that is also cost-effective care. To achieve that, we view our goals as reducing unnecessary readmissions by managing chronic diseases better. When we do have an acute care episode, we want to make sure that we do it right and do it quickly so that we have as few complications and readmissions as possible. By doing these things, we'll be able to also hold down the cost of care.," said Dr. Callahan. Learn more