UNC Senior Alliance

UNC Senior Alliance is UNC Health’s accountable care organization and is transforming health care delivery and payment models on behalf its provider network. The Senior Alliance is a partnership between UNC Health affiliated providers and independent physicians who are committed to our mission to make care more accessible to patients and shift to value-based payments, achieving high quality patient outcomes at affordable costs.

We focus on the patients’ total health needs. Whether it is from a primary care provider or specialist, or one of the 14 hospitals in the UNC Health system, our doctors collaborate to make sure everyone receives the right care, in the right place. Our dedicated care team will make sure that any necessary follow-up care is in place – and for those who are too ill to leave the house, we can even provide some services in-home.

UNC Senior Alliance partners with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in their innovative alternative payment models, which is a payment approach that gives added incentive payments to provide high-quality and cost-efficient care. UNC Senior Alliance participated in the Next Generation ACO model from 2017 through 2021. Today, UNC Senior Alliance is participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.  

Financial and Quality Results

Financial Performance for the Next Generation ACO Model

Performance Year 2021: Results not yet available

Performance Year 2020: $24,304,951

Performance Year 2019: $14,302,389

Performance Year 2018: $65,885

Performance Year 2017: -$2,495,812

Quality Performance for the Next Generation ACO Model

Performance Year 2021: Results not yet available

Performance Year 2020: CMS waived CAHPS for 2020; and the Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Policy was applicable (85 FR 84472). Quality scores from 2019 applied to 2020. Please see the 2019 quality results link below.

Performance Year 2019 Quality Results

Performance Year 2018 Quality Results

Performance Year 2017 Quality Results

Eighty percent of dollars earned in APMs is distributed to Network Participants, with the remaining 20% invested in infrastructure, redesigned care processes, and other resources necessary to improve outcomes and reduce Medicare costs for Beneficiaries.

UNC Senior Alliance Providers & Facilities

The UNC Senior Alliance network consists of independent providers, UNC Health Faculty Physicians, UNC Physicians Network physicians, and providers employed by UNC-owned and -managed hospitals. Find out if your provider is a member of UNC Senior Alliance:

UNC Senior Alliance Providers

UNC Senior Alliance Facilities

UNC Senior Alliance partners with skilled nursing facilities. Our partner facilities include:

  • Brian Center Health & Retirement / Durham, Inc.
  • Brian Center Health and Retirement/ Clayton, Inc.
  • Capital Nursing & Rehabilitation
  • Carol Woods Retirement Community
  • Liberty Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Johnston County
  • Litchford Falls Healthcare & Rehab
  • UNC REX Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center of Apex
  • UNC REX Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center of Raleigh
  • Zebulon Rehabilitation Center

Join UNC Senior Alliance

For providers interested in joining, learn more about UNC Senior Alliance.

Learn about our Public Reporting information.

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