ACE-ED is an advanced measurement program that recognizes and rewards both effective and efficient care for those providers specializing in the treatment of eating disorders
Designed with the input of a panel of national experts and industry leaders, Achievements in Clinical Excellence ─ Eating Disorders is a method of identifying the best of the best of providers specializing in both inpatient and residential eating disorder treatment. Those facilities that meet or exceed the benchmarks for effectiveness and efficiency are publicly recognized as Optum Preferred, and will be entitled to exclusive benefits not available to other network providers.
What does the ACE-ED program hope to achieve?
The goal of ACE-ED is to promote and encourage excellence across network inpatient and residential facilities, as well as to provide whatever assistance and guidance Optum can in helping facilities reach the highest quality-of-care level so that they become recognized as Optum Preferred providers. The single designation, Optum Preferred, is reserved for those facilities that meet or exceed the benchmarks for effectiveness and efficiency. This elite group of dedicated eating disorder facilities will be publicly recognized and will be entitled to exclusive benefits not available to other providers.
The clinical outcomes data gathered serve a beneficial purpose by:
- Regularly presenting clinicians with feedback using evidenced-based metrics developed by industry leading experts
- Allowing for comparisons of inpatient and residential providers specializing in eating disordersRewarding these providers with significant perks and future visibility on liveandworkwell.com
- Utilizing metrics based on effectiveness and efficiency data submitted via ALERT Wellness Assessments
To clearly identify our top-performing ED providers for Optum members seeking services at the inpatient and residential levels of care, we plan to designate Optum Preferred providers on our online provider directory, liveandworkwell.com, with a periwinkle ribbon (the ribbon color symbolizing eating disorder awareness).