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 Physicians Group  N
The University of Chicago Medical Center N

ACO Governing Body

Member Last Name First Name Title/ Position

Voting Power (expressed as a %)

Membership Type ACO Participant 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
Darbar Mumtaz
Member
1 ACO Participant Representative
The University of Chicago Medical Center
Davis Andrew Member 1 ACO Participant Representative The University of Chicago d/b/a University of Chicago Physicians Group
Hill William Member 1 Medicare Beneficiary Representative N/A
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
Oto Aytekin
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
Stern Leslie Member 1 ACO Participant Representative The University of Chicago Medical Center

Key Clinical and Administrative Leadership

Name Position
Zachary Goodling ACO Executive
George Weyer, MD Medical Director
Carmen Barc Compliance Officer 
Carmen Barc Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership

Committee Name Committee Leader Name and Position
UCMCNACO Quality and Performance Committee George Weyer, MD, Medical Director
UCMCNACO Membership and Credentialing Committee Stephen Weber, MD, Chief Medical Officer

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

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

First Agreement Period

  • Performance Year 2021, $0
  • Performance Year 2020, $0
  • Performance Year 2019, $0
  • Performance Year 2018, $0 
  • Performance Year 2017, $0

Shared Savings Distribution

First Agreement Period

  • Performance Year 2021
    • 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 2020
    • 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 2019
    • 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 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

Quality Performance Results

2021 Quality Performance Results:

Quality performance results are based on CMS Web Interface

Measure # Measure Name Rate ACO Mean
001 Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) Poor Control 10.47 12.46
134 Preventative Care and Screening: Screening for Depression and Follow-up Plan 72.24 74.38
236 Controlling High Blood Pressure 72.58 74.87
318 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 98.40 87.03
110 Preventative Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 90.15 80.52
226 Preventative Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention 90.32 80.97
113 Colorectal Cancer Screening 74.60 73.63
112 Breast Cancer Screening 81.85 75.11
438 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 90.35 84.24
479 Hospital-Wide, 30-Day, All-Cause Unplanned Readmission (HWR) Rate for MIPS Groups .1648 .1540
MCC1 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions for ACOs (MCC) 41.98 33.99
CAHPS-1    Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information 82.91 84.67 
CAHPS-2    How Well Providers Communicate 95.07 93.56
CAHPS-3    Patient’s Rating of Provider 94.26 92.19
CAHPS-4    Access to Specialists 80.36 78.8 
CAHPS-5    Health Promotion and Education 67.30 61.61
CAHPS-6    Shared Decision Making 55.58 60.89
CAHPS-7    Health Status and Functional Status 71.26 71.78
CAHPS-8    Care Coordination 86.96 85.66 
CAHPS-9    Courteous and Helpful Office Staff
94.95 91.88
CAHPS-11        Stewardship of Patient Resources 26.88 24.71

Please note, the Quality ID #370 Depression Remission at 12 months quality measure is not included in public reporting due to low sample size.

For previous years’ financial and quality performance results, please visit data.cms.gov

Payment Rule Waivers

  • Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) 3-day Rule Waiver:
    • No our ACO does not participate in the SNF waiver

Fraud and Abuse Waivers

N/A

 

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