MIAMI, April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HeartWell, LLP announced today that its 23-physician cardiology practice has been selected by Orange Accountable Care of South Florida as a preferred provider for cardiac care in South Miami-Dade County.
Orange continues to expand its network of integrated providers dedicated to superior patient experiences by thoroughly vetting practices that have demonstrated consistent high-quality, cost-effective outcomes, and patient-centered care. More than 5,000 patients are expected to benefit from the new addition to Orange's network, by extended access to services including clinical, vascular, interventional and electrophysiology, at Baptist Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.
Founded in 2014, Orange Accountable Care of South Florida fast became one of the nation's Top 10 highest-saving Accountable Care Organizations ("ACOs") that participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.* To date, Orange ACOs, with locations in Florida and New York, have achieved amongst the highest quality ratings and have saved more than $34 million.
According to Jeffrey Kaplan, Chief Operating Officer at HeartWell, inclusion in the Orange ACO's network is a testament to HeartWell's high-quality team of physicians. "Referring physicians know that Orange ACO-selected specialists have proven track records for improving the health of their patients and have the confidence they are receiving excellent care," he said.
"We are thrilled that HeartWell has become a preferred provider of cardiology services," said Lissette Exposito, BSN, RN, MHSA, Orange's President & Chief Executive Officer. "HeartWell's cardiologists are extremely well-regarded, and we take great pride in knowing they are now a part of our growing network of providers focused on quality versus volume."
About HeartWell, LLP
HeartWell, LLP is a medical practice consisting of 23 cardiologists in nine offices in South Florida, with a concentration in the Kendall/Coral Gables area. Every patient of a HeartWell physician receives an accurate, thorough evaluation and diagnosis, followed up by the most advanced solutions available to appropriately manage cardiovascular diseases through the timely application of lifestyle changes, medical therapies, and interventional technologies. Among the many services and specialties HeartWell offers are services such as coronary disease management; heart failure treatment and follow up; echocardiography; 3-D mapping; sonography; lipidology; and catheter-based ablation. For more information, visit www.heartwell.com.
Orange Accountable Care of South Florida is an ACO with a growing network of 500 physicians who voluntarily come together to deliver high quality, cost-effective, patient-centered care through integrated providers dedicated to superior patient experiences in one of the country's most expensive healthcare markets. Under parent company Orange Care Group, Orange effectively manages the health of patient populations through data analytics, care coordination, and partnerships with high quality providers across the spectrum of care. For more information, visit www.orangecaregroup.com.
*based on 2015 Performance Year Results released by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid, and reported by Becker's Hospital Review
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