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

Ingalls Care Network, LLC

71 West 156th Street, Suite 500

Harvey, Illinois 60426

ACO Primary Contact

Primary Contact Name Janet O'Brien
Primary Contact Phone Number 708-915-6135
Primary Contact Email Address

jaobrien@ingalls.org

Organizational Information: ACO Participants

ACO Participants ACO Participant in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N)
Cressa Perish, MD
N

Chaden Sbai, MD

N
Cynthia Goldman
N
 Bhupinda K. Valia, MD
N

 The Ingalls Memorial Hospital

N
 Radiology Imaging Consultants
N
 Pramad Home Care
N
 Willian I. Crevier, MD
N
 Primary Healthcare Associates
N
 Family Christian Health Center
N
 Advanced Heart Group
N
 Dorothy M. Jones, MD
N
 Nader Beshay, MD
N
 Fabi & Associates
N
 Sameh Nabelsi
N

ACO Governing Body

Member Last Name First Name Title/ Position Voting Power Membership Type ACO Participant TIN Legal Business Name/DBA, if Applicable
Gilbert Perry
Chair 1 ACO Participant Representative Radiology Imaging Consultants
Anand Pramod Member 1 ACO Participant Representative  Pramod K. Anand, MD Ltd.
Dehnee Abed
Member 1 Medicare Beneficiary Representative Primary Healthcare Associates
Crevier William
Member 1 ACO Participant Representative William Crevier, MD Ltd.
Nabelsi
Sameh
Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Sameh Nabelsi MD
Green
Lisa
Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Family Christian Health Center
Lawrence Michael
Treasurer 1 ACO Participant Representative Ingalls Memorial Hospital
Idemoto
Patrick
Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Primary Healthcare Associates
Goble
Jonathon
Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Ingalls Home Care
Samek
Thomasz
Member 1 ACO Participant Representative NA
Ahmadian
Yahya
Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Medicare Beneficiary Representative
Philipson
Lynn
Executive Director and Secretary
1 ACO Participant Representative NA

Key Clinical and Administrative Leadership

Name Position
Lynn Philipson
ACO Executive Director
Pramod Anand
Medical Director
Krista Curell Compliance Officer
Carmen Barc Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership

Committee Name Committee Leader Name and Position
Population Management & Clinical Initiatives
Pramod Anand, MD and Lester Hockenberry, MD – Co-Chairs
Finance Committee
Michael Lawrence, Chair

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

  • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
  • Partnerships or joint venture arrangements between hospitals and ACO professionals

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • Second Agreement Period
  • Performance Year 2017, $0
  • First Agreement Period
  • Performance Year 2016, $2,835,464
  • Performance Year 2015, $3,165,665
  • Performance Year 2014, $3,210,583

Shared Savings Distribution

  • Second 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
  • First Agreement Period
  • Performance Year 2016
  • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 33%
  • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 33%
  • Proportion of distribution to ACO participation: 33%
  • Performance Year 2015
  • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 33%
  • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 33%
  • Proportion of distribution at ACO participants: 33%
  • Performance Year 2014
  • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 33%
  • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 33%
  • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 33%

Quality Performance Results

2017 Quality Performance Results 

ACO# Measure Name Rate ACO Mean
ACO-1 CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information 79.17 80.60
ACO-2 CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate 92.62 93.13
ACO-3 CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider 91.42 92.31
ACO-4 CAHPS: Access to Specialists 83.75 83.32
ACO-5 CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education 62.89 62.30
ACO-6 CAHPS: Shared Decision Making 75.40 75.85
ACO-7 CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status 71.30
73.05
ACO-34 CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources 27.33 25.68
ACO-8 Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmission 14.90 15.01
ACO-35 Skilled Nursing Facility 30-day All-Cause Readmission measure (SNFRM) 19.01
18.46
ACO-37 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure 59.80
53.95
ACO-38 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions 98.45
79.16
ACO-43 Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI #91)) 2.01
1.93
ACO-11 Use of Certified EHR Technology 100.00 98.48
ACO-12 Medication Reconciliation 4.92 75.32
ACO-13 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 85.71
74.38
ACO-44 Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain 61.11 67.32
ACO-14 Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 61.23
72.52
ACO-15 Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults 49.60
72.92
ACO-16 Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up 75.20
70.69
ACO-17 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention 76.61
90.48
ACO-18 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan 62.35
61.98
ACO-19 Colorectal Cancer Screening 44.35
64.58
ACO-20 Breast Cancer Screening 67.34
70.05
ACO-42 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 82.16 79.89
ACO-27 Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control 24.60 16.74
ACO-41 Diabetes: Eye Exam 47.02
50.37
ACO-28 Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure 77.02
71.47
ACO-30 Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic 85.48
86.86

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

Note: In the Quality Performance Results file(s) above, search for "Ingalls Care Network, LLC" to view the quality performance results. This ACO can also be found by using the ACO ID A60743 in the public use files on data.cms.gov.

Payment Rule Waivers

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