When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced the 2020 results for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) in early September, Intermountain Healthcare’s Castell Accountable Care organization was revealed to have received a quality score of 97.03 percent and to have generated $11.5 million in savings for Medicare. The amount of savings Castell and Intermountain Medical Group have generated for Medicare has increased each year since the Castell ACO was formed. This was the ACO’s highest savings generated to date, up from $2.5 million in savings from 2018 and $10 million in 2019.
In a September 2 press release, the leaders of Castell Accountable Care posted that “Castell’s ACO managed to grow savings year-over-year and maintain a strong quality score despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization attributed this success to strong collaboration with partnering providers and the speedy development and implementation of innovative methods for delivering care.