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A primary goal of the BJC ACO is to improve the quality of care our patients receive under the program. We want to help folks stay healthier, and that means improving our care standards and changing the ways we deliver those services to our patients.

BJC and Medicare track important quality of care measurements to ensure that seniors in the program are receiving quality care. These measures range from nationally recognized standards for heart disease and diabetes treatment all the way to the availability of physicians to see their patients and the overall patient care experience. 

Some measures emphasize good preventive care and avoiding health problems, and others track how we care for vascular disease and other important problems. Overall, patients should see an improvement in the coordination and quality of care that they receive from their doctor's office as part of the Accountable Care Organization.

Information about the BJC ACO

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Physicians who participate in the BJC Accountable Care Organization (ACO) are now able to directly admit their ACO Medicare patients into an approved skilled nursing facility to continue their recovery. Normally, Medicare patients are required to have a three-day inpatient hospital stay prior to transferring to a skilled nursing facility for therapy services.

The ruling that began in 2017 allows ACO physicians to admit ACO patients to an approved skilled nursing facility from the patient’s home, the physician’s office, from an emergency room or from the hospital, even when they don’t have a three-day inpatient stay.

This allows doctors to quickly arrange care for their patients for the best results in their recovery.

Only skilled nursing facilities that have received three or more stars under the CMS Five–Star Nursing Home Quality Rating System were approved to affiliate with BJC ACO for patients care.

Yes, our ACO uses the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver

  • Aperion Care Hidden Lake, LLC
  • BHM Medical Facilities, LLC
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
  • Bravo Care of Alton, Inc.
  • Bridgeton Operations LLC
  • Meramec Nursing Center
  • Americare at Southbrook Nursing Center LLC
  • Consolidated Resources Health Care Fund ILP
  • The Quarters at De Peres
  • Mount Carmel Communities O'Fallon, LLC
  • Bethesda Long Term Care, Inc.
  • Alton Memorial Hospital
  • Mount Carmel Communities, Llc
  • Sullivan Operations LLC
  • Boone County Senior Citizen Service Corporation
  • Bethesda Long Term Care, Inc.
  • Country Meadows Nursing & Rehab Llc
  • NHC HealthCare - Desloge, LLC
  • Tiger Place, Llc
  • NHC HealthCare - Macon, LLC
  • Villages of St. Peters, LLC
  • Delmar Gardens North Operating, Llc
  • NHC HealthCare - Maryland Heights, LLC
  • Delmar Gardens Of Chesterfield Operating, Llc
  • NHC HealthCare - St. Charles, LLC
  • Delmar Gardens Of Creve Coeur Operating, Llc
  • Delmar Gardens Of Meramec Valley Operating, Llc
  • Delmar Gardens Of South County, Inc.
  • Village North Inc.
  • Delmar Gardens On The Green Operating, Llc
  • Delmar Gardens West Operating, Llc
  • Lutheran Senior Services
  • Lutheran Senior Services
  • Lutheran Senior Services at Breeze Park
  • Lutheran Senior Services at Meramec Bluffs
  • Manor Grove, Inc.
  • Mason Pointe Care Center
  • Protestant Memorial Medical Center, Inc.
  • Meridian Village Association