Healthcare Insights

Top 25 ACOs by gross savings

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) created accountable care organizations (ACOs) to accomplish two goals: 1) deliver high-quality, coordinated care to specific patient bases and 2) reduce unnecessary expenses—while enabling ACOs to share in those savings via reimbursement through the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

An ACO’s gross savings/losses is a calculation of its total benchmark expenditures minus total aligned beneficiary expenditures. This metric shows the total amount saved or lost by the organization and represents the total savings (or losses) to be split between the ACO and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).

Check out our list of the top 25 ACOs in the U.S. according to their gross generated savings/losses below.

Top ACOs with the highest generated savings in 2022

RankACO nameStateDefinitive ID(Gross) Generated savings/LossesPatient populationExplore dataset
1Baylor Quality Health Care Alliance LLC (FKA Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance)TX800687$124,593,794 125,258Explore
2Palm Beach Accountable Care OrganizationFL552157$84,231,357 89,403Explore
3Advocate Physician Partners Accountable CareIL552160$56,906,719 98,212Explore
4Privia Quality Network LLCVA583229$56,655,800 64,175Explore
5Keystone ACOPA574708$52,308,657 69,246Explore
6Steward National Care Network IncMA963485$46,925,491 148,277Explore
7Mercy Health ACOMO800734$42,068,261 126,889Explore
8Health Connect PartnersWA583280$40,546,360 114,362Explore
9Piedmont Clinic ACOGA904025$39,959,748 69,933Explore
10Caravan Health ACO 22 LLCMO1002286$36,683,152 106,323Explore
11USMM Accountable Care PartnersMI800813$35,120,362 13,885Explore
12Aledade Accountable Care 61 (AKA California Southern 2020 ACO)MD1010016$35,083,247 39,144Explore
13Banner Health Network ACOAZ903939$34,803,680 68,075Explore
14Mercy Health Select ACOOH552206$34,550,124 60,671Explore
15Aledade Accountable Care 16MD903925$34,377,030 36,715Explore
16Silver State ACONV583251$33,782,285 44,733Explore
17Baptist Physician Partners ACO LLCFL963629$33,590,789 40,941Explore
18Sentara Accountable Care Organization LLCVA1010047$30,973,689 60,600Explore
19Aledade Duwamish ACO LLC (AKA North Carolina 2019-A ACO)MD1002270$30,860,089 48,179Explore
20Carolinas HealthCare System ACO LLCNC963623$30,466,217 76,950Explore
21CHRISTUS Health Quality Care Alliance (AKA CPG Quality Care Alliance)TX846874$30,098,038 60,431Explore
22Houston Methodist Coordinated CareTX903971$29,654,665 35,131Explore
23Bridges Health Partners Accountable Care OrganizationPA963570$29,501,736 29,583Explore
24California Clinical Partners ACO LLCFL1002254$28,742,416 16,635Explore
25Dignity Health Care Network LLCCA1010027$28,359,743 68,071Explore

Fig 1. Data is from the Definitive Healthcare ConnectedCareView product. Data accurate as of May 2023.

Which ACOs generated the greatest savings in 2022?

Our data shows that Baylor Quality Health Care Alliance LLC generated about $124.6 million in Medicare savings in 2022, making them number one on our list. It is also the third-largest ACO by patient population.

Palm Beach Accountable Care Organization comes in second, having generated about $84.2 million in Medicare savings in 2022.

Taking third with about $56.9 million in Medicare savings is Advocate Physician Partners Accountable Care.

Steward National Care Network Inc is the ACO with the highest patient population on our list. However, it comes in sixth place, with $46.9 million in Medicare savings in 2022.

Learn more

Healthcare Insights are developed with healthcare commercial intelligence from the Definitive Healthcare platform. Want even more insights? Start a free trial today and get access to the latest healthcare commercial intelligence on hospitals, physician groups, ACOs and other providers.