What is an Accountable Care Organization?

Doctors, hospitals and health care providers establish ACOs to work together to provide higher-quality coordinated care to their patients, while helping to slow the growth of health care costs. The University of Chicago Medicine is proud to be one of the 99 ACOs chosen by the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) to join its Shared Savings Program.

Learn more about ACOs:

ACO Name & Location

University of Chicago Care Network Accountable Care Organization, LLC (UCMCNACO)
5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC 1033
Chicago, IL 60637

 

ACO Primary Contact

Primary Contact Name Dr. Rajlakshmi Krishnamurthy
Primary Contact Phone Number 773-834-2382
Primary Contact Email Address rkrishnamurthy@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu

 

Organizational Information: ACO Participants

ACO Participants ACO Participant in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N)
University Of Chicago N
The University of Chicago Medical Center N

ACO Governing Body

Member Last Name First Name Title/ Position Voting Power Membership Type ACO Participant TIN Legal Business Name/DBA, if Applicable
Weyer George Chair 1 ACO Participant Representative The University of Chicago d/b/a University of Chicago Physicians Group
Bagnall Audre Member 1 ACO Participant Representative The University of Chicago Medical Center
Collins Joan Member 1 Medicare Beneficiary Representative N/A
Davis Andrew Member 1 ACO Participant Representative The University of Chicago d/b/a University of Chicago Physicians Group
 Flynn John Member 1 ACO Participant Representative  The University of Chicago d/b/a University of Chicago Physicians Group
Joshi Amit Member 1 ACO Participant Representative The University of Chicago Medical Center
Krishnamurthy Rajlakshmi Member 1 ACO Participant Representative The University of Chicago d/b/a University of Chicago Physicians Group
Silveria Richard Member 1 ACO Participant Representative The University of Chicago Medical Center
Sorrentino Matthew Member 1 ACO Participant Representative The University of Chicago d/b/a University of Chicago Physicians Group
Vinci Lisa Member 1 ACO Participant Representative The University of Chicago d/b/a University of Chicago Physicians Group
Weber Stephen Member 1 ACO Participant Representative The University of Chicago d/b/a University of Chicago Physicians Group
Williams Shellie Member 1 ACO Participant Representative The University of Chicago d/b/a University of Chicago Physicians Group

 

Key Clinical and Administrative Leadership

Name Position
George Weyer ACO Executive
George Weyer Medical Director
Krista Curell Compliance Officer
Carmen Barc Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

 

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership

Committee Name Committee Leader Name and Position
UCMCACO Finance Committee Richard Silveria, Chief Financial Officer
UCMCNACO Membership and Credentialing Committee Stephen Weber, MD, Chief Medical Officer
UCMCNACO Quality and Performance Committee Lisa Vinci, MD, Medical Director Primary Care Group

 

Types of ACO Participants or Combinations of Participants that Formed the ACO

  • ACO professionals in a group practice arrangement
  • Networks of individual practices of ACO professionals
  • Partnerships or joint venture arrangements between hospitals and ACO professionals
  • Hospital employing ACO professionals

 

Shared Savings Distribution

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses
N/A
Shared Savings Distribution
 N/A

 

2016 Quality Performance Results

ACO# Measure Name Rate ACO Mean
ACO-1 CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments and Information N/A 80.51
ACO-2 CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate N/A 93.01
ACO-3 CAHPS: Patients' Rating of Provider N/A 92.25
ACO-4 CAHPS: Access to Specialists N/A 83.49
ACO-5 CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education N/A 60.32
ACO-6 CAHPS: Shared Decision Making N/A 75.40
ACO-7 CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status N/A 72.30
ACO-34 CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources N/A 26.97
ACO-8 Risk-Standardized, All Condition Readmission N/A 14.70
ACO-35 Skilled Nursing Facility 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Measure (SNFRM) N/A 18.17
ACO-36 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes N/A 53.20
ACO-37 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure N/A 75.23
ACO-38 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions N/A 59.81
ACO-9 Ambulatory Sensitive Conditions Admissions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Asthma in Older Adults (AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI) #5) N/A 9.27
ACO-10 Ambulatory Sensitive Conditions Admissions: Heart Failure (AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI) #8) N/A 14.53
ACO-11 Percent of PCPs who Successfully Meet Meaningful Use Requirements N/A 82.72
ACO-39 Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record N/A 87.54
ACO-13 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk N/A 64.04
ACO-14 Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization N/A 68.32
ACO-15 Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults N/A 69.21
ACO-16 Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-up N/A 74.45
ACO-17 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use, Screening and Cessation Intervention N/A 90.98
ACO-18 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan N/A 53.63
ACO-19 Colorectal Cancer Screening N/A 61.52
ACO-20 Breast Cancer Screening N/A 67.61
ACO-21 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for High Blood Pressure and Follow-Up Documented N/A 76.79
ACO-42 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease N/A 77.72
ACO-27 Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control N/A 18.24
ACO-41 Diabetes: Eye Exam N/A 44.94
ACO-28 Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure N/A 70.69
ACO-30 Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic N/A 85.05
ACO-31 Heart Failure (HF): Beta-Blocker Therapy for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) N/A 88.67
ACO-33 Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor or Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB) Therapy – for patients with CAD and Diabetes or Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVEF)
N/A 79.67

Please note, the ACO-40 Depression Remission at 12 months quality measure is not included in public reporting due to low samples.

 

Payment Rule Waivers

No, our ACO does not use the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver.

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