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Methodist Ranks in Top Five Nationwide in Medicare Savings Over Six Years

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  • Written By: Ryan Owens

Methodist Health System’s Patient-Centered Accountable Care Organization (MPCACO) is recognized as one of the top five performing Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in the nation over the past 6 years, according to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), saving taxpayers more than $84 million since 2012.

The goal of an ACO is to ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right coordinated care at the right time, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors.

When an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) demonstrates that it has achieved high-quality care and effectively reduced spending of healthcare dollars, it is able to share in the savings generated for Medicare and tax payers through this program. In 2018, MPCACO achieved more savings per beneficiary than any other ACO in North Texas. The attributed savings was more than $13 million in 2018. Over the last six years, MPCACO is attributed to saving CMS more than $84 million.

“We are very proud of our ACO so it’s especially nice to see Methodist recognized at the national level,” says George Williams, MD, MMM, FACEP, President, Methodist Patient Centered ACO. “The ACO is the embodiment of our mission to improve and save lives through compassionate, quality healthcare.”

Methodist is proud to be the first ACO in North Texas to qualify for shared savings six years in a row.

“Methodist has achieved six years of saving while keeping our quality scores high,” says Brian Jones, MD, FAAFP, Chairman, MPCACO Board of Directors. “It’s just another reason we are the trusted choice for health and wellness in our community.”

About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Dallas-based Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated healthcare to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Ten hospitals proudly carry the Methodist Health System brand, as owners or through affiliation. More than two dozen Methodist Family Health Centers and Medical Groups are among the facilities served by the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System.