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 Zachary Goodling
Primary Contact Phone Number 717-512-1273
Primary Contact Email Address

zachary.goodling@uchospitals.edu

Organizational Information: ACO Participants

ACO Participants ACO Participant in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N)

Advanced Heart Group, SC

N
Chaden Sbai, MD N

Dorothy Jones, MD, SC

N
Family Christian Health Center N
Ingalls Memorial Hospital
N
Primary Healthcare Associates, SC
N
Sameh Nabelsi, MD SC
N
William I Crevier, MD LTD
N

ACO Governing Body

Member Last Name First Name Title/ Position Voting Power Membership Type ACO Participant TIN Legal Business Name/DBA, if Applicable
Chase
Emily President, Ingalls Memorial Hospital 1 ACO Participant Representative Ingalls Memorial Hospital
Itkonen
Jerry
Medicare Beneficiary Representative
0 Medicare Beneficiary Representative
N/A
Kauffman
Phil
Chief Financial Officer
1 ACO Participant Representative Ingalls Memorial Hospital
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
Parisi Bruce MD/Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Primary Healthcare Associates SC
Sundrum
Sandy MD/Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Advanced Heart Group SC
Yohay
Daniel 
MD/Voting Member
1 ACO Participant Representative Primary Healthcare Associates SC
Stern
Les Secretary 0 Other University of Chicago Care Network
Krishnamurthy
Rajlakshmi MD/Voting Member 1 Other N/A

Key Clinical and Administrative Leadership

Name Position
Zachary Goodling
ACO Executive
Bruce Parisi, MD Medical Director
George Weyer, MD 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
Bruce Parisi, MD

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

  • ACO professionals in a group practice agreement
  • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
  • Network of individual practices of ACO professionals

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

Second Agreement Period

  • Performance Year 2021, $0
  • Performance Year 2020, $1,772,669
  • Performance Year 2019, $0
  • 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 2021
    • Proportion invested in infrastructure: N/A
    • Proportion invested in redesign care processes/resources: N/A
    • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: N/A
  • Performance Year 2020
    • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 10%
    • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 10%
    • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 80%
  • 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

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

2021 Quality Performance Results 

Measure # Measure Name Rate ACO Mean
001 Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) Poor Control 25.00 12.46
134 Preventative Care and Screening: Screening for Depression and Follow-up Plan 61.04 74.38
236 Controlling High Blood Pressure 71.37 74.87
318 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 77.02 87.03
110 Preventative Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 56.61 80.52
226 Preventative Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention 72.73 80.97
113 Colorectal Cancer Screening 51.21 73.63
112 Breast Cancer Screening 68.15 75.11
438 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 79.84 84.24
479 Hospital-Wide, 30-Day, All-Cause Unplanned Readmission (HWR) Rate for MIPS Groups .1652 .1540
MCC1 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions for ACOs (MCC) 47.63 33.99
CAHPS-1    Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information 79.82 84.67 
CAHPS-2    How Well Providers Communicate 92.29 93.56
CAHPS-3    Patient’s Rating of Provider 91.61 92.19
CAHPS-4    Access to Specialists 77.69 78.8 
CAHPS-5    Health Promotion and Education 55.79 61.61
CAHPS-6    Shared Decision Making 57.45 60.89
CAHPS-7    Health Status and Functional Status 71.61  71.78
CAHPS-8    Care Coordination 82.57 85.66 
CAHPS-9    Courteous and Helpful Office Staff
88.07 91.88
CAHPS-11        Stewardship of Patient Resources 20.82 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