Accountable Communities (AC) are an important component of MaineCare's Value-Based Purchasing strategy, a multi-pronged initiative aimed at reducing costs while improving quality and outcomes for MaineCare members. Similar to Medicare's Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), MaineCare's AC program contracts with groups of providers who volunteer to participate in the shared savings model.
If an AC succeeds in reducing costs while meeting quality benchmarks, the AC shares in the savings it achieves for the MaineCare program in the form of a shared savings payment, which is tied to the amount of the AC's savings and its quality performance.
The program does not dictate how these organizations provide care. Instead, the Department provides ACs with monthly and quarterly patient cost and quality data. The payment model creates incentives for ACs to make investments that improve cost and quality outcomes.
Accountable Community Partnerships
There are four ACs in the program:
- Community Care Partnership of Maine, LLC.
- Kennebec Regional Health Alliance
- MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization
- Beacon Health, LLC.
- AC Quality Measures - Years 1-4 (PDF)
- AC Quality Measures - Year 5-6 (PDF)
- AC Quality Measures - Year 7 (PDF)
- AC Quality Measures - Year 8 (PDF)
- AC Quality Measures - Year 9 (PDF)
Accountable Community Resources
- AC Public Information Session May 2021 (PDF)
- Example of an AC Member Letter (PDF)
- AC Practice List for PY8 (PDF)
- AC Practice List for PY9 (PDF)
Email the VBP Unit for questions about the initiative, upcoming events, and meetings.