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 and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • First Agreement Period
  • Performance Year 2017, $0

Shared Savings Distribution

  • First Agreement Period
  • Performance Year 2017
    • Proportion invested in infrastructure: N/A
    • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: N/A
    • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: N/A

Quality Performance Results

2017 Quality Performance Results 

ACO# Measure Name Rate ACO Mean
ACO-1 CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information 78.10 80.60
ACO-2 CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate 93.68 93.13
ACO-3 CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider 92.81 92.31
ACO-4 CAHPS: Access to Specialists 82.23 83.32
ACO-5 CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education 66.13 62.30
ACO-6 CAHPS: Shared Decision Making 73.89 75.85
ACO-7 CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status 69.61 73.05
ACO-34 CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources 24.81 25.68
ACO-8 Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmission 15.80 15.01
ACO-35 Skilled Nursing Facility 30-day All-Cause Readmission measure (SNFRM) 20.36 18.46
ACO-36 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes 54.85 53.95
ACO-37 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure 91.16 79.16
ACO-38 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions 72.98 61.74
ACO-43 Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI #91)) 1.93 1.93
ACO-11 Use of Certified EHR Technology 100.00 98.48
ACO-12 Medication Reconciliation 48.68 75.32
ACO-13 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 98.47 74.38
ACO-44 Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain 65.38 67.32
ACO-14 Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 77.97 72.52
ACO-15 Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults 77.38 72.92
ACO-16 Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up 60.64 70.69
ACO-17 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention 93.17 90.48
ACO-18 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan 27.94 61.98
ACO-19 Colorectal Cancer Screening 65.32 64.58
ACO-20 Breast Cancer Screening 78.63 70.05
ACO-42 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 87.34 79.89
ACO-27 Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control 24.60 16.74
ACO-41 Diabetes: Eye Exam 57.26 50.37
ACO-28 Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure 59.39 71.47
ACO-30 Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic 99.22 86.86

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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