Presenting NEXT ACO of Nature Coast

NEXT ACO of Nature Coast is a primary care centric Accountable Care Organization (ACO) founded by Jay Chowdappa MD with the intent to participate with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) starting on January 1st 2016. This MSSP ACO will share Medicare savings with providers who achieve the “Three-part aim” of improving the experience of care, improving the health and reducing Medicare expenditures.

Our goal is to provide much improved patient care outcomes by better care co-ordination for our Medicare Fee-For-Services beneficiaries throughout Tampa Bay area and adjacent counties. We are now inviting like-minded Primary Care Physicians to become Participants. There are no initiation fees to participate and the participant physicians have an equal opportunity to become Stakeholders in NEXT ACO of Nature Coast.

Our Leadership

Dr. Jay Chowdappa, has over 20 years of experience in the practice of Internal Medicine, Managed Care & Physician Leadership. He is the President and Medical Director of Apollo Medical Group P.A., ( a primary care practice with three locations in the Tampa Bay Area. He was the immediate past president of his County Medical Society, past president of the Florida Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (FAPI) and is currently the market Medical Director for a Medicare Managed Services Organization (MSO).

In 2012, he founded West Florida ACO ( which currently has now grown to over a 100 PCPs with nearly 20,000 Medicare lives and is one of the first 27 Medicare ACOs in the country. In 2013, he also founded Paradigm ACO ( Last year, in their first year, both the ACOs achieved a total of $14 million in Medicare savings by less the 50 PCP physicians in the first MSSP performance year. Dr. Chowdappa also founded Next Healthcare Solutions ( which provides management & consulting services to ACOs across the country and he is a national speaker on topics ranging from Accountable Care to Population Health.

Mission Statement

Achieving the “Three-part aim” of better care for the individual, better health for the population & at an affordable cost.

  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Senior Care
  • Preventive Care
  • Screening
  • Quality Measures (PQRS) Reporting
  • Comprehensive “Annual Well Visits”
  • Care Coordination Across the Continuum of Care
  • Preferred Specialty Care
  • Timely Interventions

Well Co-ordinated In-Patient and Out-Patient Care