Posted on September 30, 2015
CCHC receives top ranking in the country for cancer screening, quality and cost savings for patients.
by Eddie Fitzgerald, Sun Journal
For the second year, a local health care agency has received top ranking in the country for cancer screening, quality and cost savings for patients.
Coastal Carolina Health Care, P.A.’s Accountable Care Organization received the distinction Aug. 25, after The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publically released quality and cost results for 333 Accountable Care Organizations around the country.
Stephen W. Nuckolls, CEO of CCHC, said he and the 350 physicians and staff were very proud of CCHC’s top ranking.
“I think it was because of our dedicated and motivate team of doctors and staff and everybody working together to make sure much needed screening is being done on our patients,” he said.
Approximately 6,500 Medicare patients were screened last year for breast cancer and about 6,500 patients for colorectal cancer through CCHC. Only screenings for Medicare patients were included in the study. CCHC actually tracks a total of about 10,000 patients a year for breast cancer screening and 20,000 patients for colorectal cancer screening, Nuckolls said.