Christiana Care Quality Partners Accountable Care Organization is adding two health systems to the network Jan. 1.

Christiana Care Quality Partners Accountable Care Organization is adding two health systems to the network Jan. 1.

The networks are Beebe Healthcare in Lewes and Atlantic General Hospital and Health System in Berlin, Maryland. ACO will begin doing business as eBrightHealth ACO.

ACO is participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program launched by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to advance the Affordable Care Act. The MSSP facilitates coordination and cooperation among providers to improve the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries and to reduce unnecessary costs.

In addition to the two new health systems, ACO comprises Bayhealth, Christiana Care Health System, Nanticoke Health Services, Westside Family Healthcare and various community physician practices.

Using the name eBrightHealth ACO aligns it with the statewide eBrightHealth network. The eBrightHealth ACO will continue to provide the same care transformation strategies to its Medicare beneficiaries that the eBrightHealth network will provide to its patient populations.

“The collaboration among the original partners of the ACO has been a tremendous benefit for our physician colleagues and Medicare beneficiaries,” said Alan Greenglass, president of ACO. “Beebe’s and Atlantic General’s decision to join this ACO clearly underscores that this partnership is doing something positive and powerful for the health of our communities.”