Check out what’s happening with CHESS and the industry as more health care systems make the move to value. CHESS is committed to keeping our clients and colleagues up to date on the latest news in the new world of value-based health care.
March 27, 2019
Cornerstone Health Enablement Strategic Solutions, LLC (CHESS) to receive the ACO Innovation Award from the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) during the NAACOS Spring Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, April 24-26, 2019. This award is presented to CHESS for implementing a medication assistance program to help patients in financial hardship obtain prescribed medications at little or no cost to them.
January 15, 2019
Learn about the importance of risk adjustment documentation and coding from
CHESS's Director of HCC Education, Barbara Lennon, MD.
January 2, 2019
The CHESS NextGen, LLC ACO (CHESS NextGen) saved $4.3 million in 2017, while achieving an overall quality score of 97.94%. CHESS NextGen participation in 2017 was the second performance year and included the providers from Cornerstone Health Care.
September 11, 2018
CHESS MSSP ACO saved $9.5 million and achieved an overall quality score of 95.13 percent in 2017. The savings were the second highest savings among all North Carolina MSSP ACOs.
April 18, 2018
CHESS, a health enablement solutions company based in High Point, and Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, in Elkin, NC, announced a new collaboration to deliver high quality, coordinated care to Hugh Chatham patients.
February 9, 2018
CHESS is pleased to announce the addition of Catawba Valley Medical Group and Wake Forest University Health Sciences to the CHESS NextGen, LLC Accountable Care Organization (ACO) for 2018. Catawba Valley Medical Group and Wake Forest University Health Sciences will be joining Cornerstone Health Care, LLC in the ACO. Their participation in the Next Generation ACO Model demonstrates each participant’s commitment to improving the quality of care while reducing unnecessary costs.
February 1, 2018
CHESS MSSP, LLC ACO saved $6.1 million in 2016, while achieving an overall quality score of 96.48 percent. CHESS MSSP is comprised of Appalachian Regional Medical Associates, Inc., Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital, Inc., Catawba Valley Medical Group, Inc., Watauga Medical Center, Inc., and Wake Forest University Health Sciences.
July 18, 2016
CHESS and Park Ridge Health of Hendersonville, NC, have formed a strategic partnership that will establish Park Ridge Health as the anchor for a new Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in the western part of the state. This new ACO will comprise all 140 Park Ridge Health providers and several dozen independent physicians in the region, improving coordination of care for the patients of western North Carolina.
June 16, 2016
CHESS Founder and Strategist Grace Terrell, MD, named to group of senior healthcare leaders representing stakeholders from across the industry who are committed to collaborating on health industry transformation. They are tasked with developing a vision for industry change and outlining a broad agenda to achieve that vision - something far more achievable by working together than tackling these difficult issues separately.
April 11, 2016
CHESS is leading efforts to develop a partnership between Wake Forest Baptist and UnitedHealthcare that builds an accountable care program to improve people’s health and their satisfaction with their health care experience. All North Carolina residents enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare Advantage plans are eligible to benefit from this collaboration.
November 23, 2015
CHESS has partnered with Goshen Medical Center of Faison, NC, to assist the medical group in transitioning its healthcare delivery model from one based on fee-for-service (volume-based) to one rooted in pay-for-performance (value-based).
October 26, 2015
Through an ongoing collaboration with the NCMS Foundation around accountable care, CHESS will work with as many as 15 aspiring rural ACOs across North Carolina to prepare for participation in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Shared Savings Program and other accountable care arrangements. CHESS’s role is to facilitate the major culture shift required as participating practices move to a value-based model of care.
October 9, 2015
Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), today announced the first appointments to the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 established this committee to provide comments and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on physician payment models, giving the Comptroller General responsibility for appointing the committee’s 11 members. “This committee will be a critical source of information and advice for the Secretary of Health and Human Services as the department considers new payment approaches for Medicare physician services,” Dodaro said.
July 20, 2015
CHESS and the North Carolina Medical Society Foundation (NCMSF) announced that CHESS has been selected to provide care transformation and management services for the NCMS Rural Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Initiative, a project designed to develop ACOs in rural communities across North Carolina.
June 4, 2015
CHESS and Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) have joined into a long-term partnership that will assist the Boone-based health system in changing its healthcare delivery model from one based on fee-for-service (volume-based) to one rooted in pay-for-performance (value-based). This is the third hospital system to sign with CHESS and represents important strategic growth in the company’s regional presence. CHESS also is pursuing a number of out-of-state opportunities as it continues to establish itself as a national leader in moving health care organizations to value.
January 26, 2015
89 New Accountable Care Organizations Join Program to Improve Care for Medicare beneficiaries
January 5, 2015
HIGH POINT & HICKORY, NC – CHESS (a population health management company based in High Point) and Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) announced Monday that they have joined into a long-term partnership that will assist the Hickory-based health system in changing its healthcare delivery model from one based on fee-for-service (volume-based) to one rooted in pay-for-performance (value-based).