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athenahealth MSSP ACO Customers Achieve $143 Million in Shared Savings in 2020

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ACOs using athenahealth’s Population Health solution earned 39% more in average shared savings PMPM compared to all other ACOs participating in MSSP1

WATERTOWN, Mass., October 21, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--athenahealth, Inc., a leading provider of network-enabled software and services for medical groups and health systems nationwide, today announced that Accountable Care Organization (ACO) customers using its Population Health solution earned a total of $143 million in savings in the 2020 Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Among athenahealth’s ACO customers, 81% generated shared savings and 100% avoided losses. In addition, athenahealth’s ACO customers achieved an average quality score of 97.8% for 2020 and earned an average shared savings of $22.59 per member per month (PMPM), which compares to an average of $16.23 for all other ACOs participating in MSSP. The 2020 results demonstrate the power of athenahealth’s Population Health platform and its experience helping ACO customers deliver care that focuses on value and patient outcomes.

"We are proud of this performance and of delivering strong results for our customers," said Paul Brient, chief product officer at athenahealth. "Through our Population Health services and demonstrated success in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, we hope to partner with even more ACOs to help them manage risk so they can provide quality, value-based care to their patients and improve their performance."

athenahealth’s Population Health solution provides a differentiated experience for customers participating in value-based care arrangements, supporting them with the difficult and costly work associated with population health management. athenahealth’s cloud-based, network-enabled service offers a fully integrated platform that aggregates data from disparate sources to provide a 360-degree view of the patient. The solution provides analytics and risk stratification capabilities, drives integrated patient-centric care management, presents a PCP-centric view for providers, and enables tracking of quality metrics and patient engagement capabilities that streamline care team interactions with patients.

About athenahealth, Inc.
athenahealth creates innovative healthcare technology that connects clinicians, patients, payers, and partners in differentiated ways. Our electronic health records, revenue cycle management, and patient engagement tools allow anytime, anywhere access, driving better financial outcomes for our customers and enabling our provider customers to deliver better quality care. In everything we do, we’re inspired by our vision to create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all. For more information, please visit

About athenahealth Population Health
Population Health delivers network-enabled technology and services that help organizations across the risk spectrum achieve value-based care program performance and reimbursement goals. Reporting and analytics tools provide a streamlined view of data and actionable insights into cost, utilization, and quality trends. Flexible, intuitive care management functionality allows care teams to create the right care plan for every patient. Automated outreach services help reach more patients and close more care gaps with less work. For more information, please visit

1 Based upon January 2020 Performance Year Financial and Quality Results, published by CMS (, and athenahealth Population Health 2020 data.

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