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

Previous Names: N/A

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

 Ingalls Memorial Hospital

N
 Willian I. Crevier, MD, Ltd
N
 Primary Healthcare Associates, SC
N
 Family Christian Health Center
N
 Advanced Heart Group SC
N
 Sameh Nabelsi, MD SC
N

ACO Governing Body

Member Last Name First Name Title/ Position Voting Power Membership Type ACO Participant TIN Legal Business Name/DBA, if Applicable
Crevier William MD/Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative William Crevier, MD Ltd.
Nabelsi
Sameh
MD/Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Sameh Nabelsi MD SC
Green
Lisa
MD/Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Family Christian Health Center
Perish Cressa MD/Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Primary Healthcare Associates SC
Sinotte Brian Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Ingalls Memorial Hospital
Saegesser
Doug Treasurer/Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Ingalls Memorial Hospital
Sundrum
Sandy MD/Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Advanced Heart Group SC
Stern
Les Voting Member/Secretary 1 Other NA
Ahmadian
Yahya
Voting Member 1 Medicare Beneficiary Representative
Krishnamurthy
Rajlakshmi MD/Voting Member 1 Other NA

Key Clinical and Administrative Leadership

Name Position
Lynn Philipson
ACO Executive Director
Cressa Perish, MD  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
Lester Hockenberry, MD
Finance Committee
Doug Saegesser, 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 2018, $0 
  • 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 2018
  • Proportion invested in infrastructure: N/A
  • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: N/A
  • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: N/A
  • 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

2018 Quality Performance Results 

ACO# Measure Name Rate ACO Mean
ACO-1 CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information 89.35   86.14
ACO-2 CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate 94.87 93.93
ACO-3 CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider 93.08 92.45
ACO-4 CAHPS: Access to Specialists 82.58 81.50
ACO-5 CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education 56.20 59.26
ACO-6 CAHPS: Shared Decision Making 56.99 61.94
ACO-7 CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status 72.18 73.35
ACO-34 CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources 28.59 26.26
ACO-8 Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmission 15.12 14.98
ACO-35 Skilled Nursing Facility 30-day All-Cause Readmission measure (SNFRM) 21.11 18.59
ACO-37 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure 86.18 76.75
ACO-38 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions 67.09 59.00
ACO-43 Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI #91)) 1.67 1.98
ACO-11 Use of Certified EHR Technology 100.0 98.20
ACO-12 Medication Reconciliation Post-Discharge 77.85 85.91
ACO-13 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 89.11 79.73
ACO-44 Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain 50.00 64.36
ACO-14 Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 51.09 72.71
ACO-15 Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults 46.37 75.97
ACO-16 Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up 87.10 76.83
ACO-17 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention 88.00 72.81
ACO-18 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan 81.05 66.74
ACO-19 Colorectal Cancer Screening 47.98 68.27
ACO-20 Breast Cancer Screening 63.71 71.96
ACO-42 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 82.28 81.47
ACO-27 Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control 21.37 15.51
ACO-41 Diabetes: Eye Exam 31.45 52.42
ACO-28 Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure 69.76 73.10
ACO-30 Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antiplatelet 91.53 88.92

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 A2337 in the public use files on data.cms.gov.

Payment Rule Waivers

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