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Mercy Health Network ACO

ACO Name and Location

Mercy Health Network ACO, LLC
207 Crocker St.
Suite 200
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

 

ACO Primary Contact

Primary Contact Name

Derek Novak, MBA

Primary Contact Phone Number

515-643-4454

Primary Contact Email Address

ACO@mercydesmoines.org

 

Organizational Information

ACO participants:

ACO Participants

ACO Participant in Joint Venture

Associates in Kidney Care PLC

N

Capital Orthopaedics And Sports Medicine Pc

N

Mercy Health Services Iowa Corp

N

Mercy Hospital Medical Ctr

N

Chest Infectious Diseases and Critical Care Associates PC

N

Medical Associates Clinic PC

N

Mercy Clinics, Inc.

N

Mercy Medical Center - Dubuque

N

North Iowa Mercy Clinics

N

 

ACO governing body:

Member

Member's Voting Power

Membership Type

ACO Participant TIN Legal Business Name/DBA, if Applicable

Last Name

First Name

Title/Position

Swieskowski

David

Chief Accountable Care Officer

1

ACO participant representative

Mercy Hospital Medical Ctr

Ritz

Bob

Chief Executive Officer

1

Other: Mercy Health Network representative

N/A

Kukla

Steven

Vice President of Accountable Care Operations

1

ACO participant representative

Mercy Hospital Medical Ctr

Carr

Kent

Chief Physician Executive and President

1

ACO participant representative

Mercy Clinics, Inc.

McCoy

Tim

ACO Medical Director

1

ACO participant representative

Mercy Clinics, Inc.

Varnum

Dan

President and Chief Executive Officer

1

ACO participant representative

Mercy Health Services Iowa Corp

Mock

Teresa

Senior Vice President of Mercy Clinics

1

ACO participant representative

North Iowa Mercy Clinics

Tallent

John

Chief Executive Officer

1

ACO participant representative

Medical Associates Clinic PC

Takes

Kay

Chief Executive Officer

1

ACO participant representative

Mercy Medical Center - Dubuque

McDermott

Pat

Board Member

1

Medicare beneficiary representative

N/A

 

Key ACO clinical and administrative leadership:

David Swieskowski

ACO Executive

Tim McCoy

Medical Director

Nancy Ruzicka

Compliance Officer

Kelly Taylor

Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

 

Associated committees and committee leadership:

Committee Name

Committee Leader Name and Position

Clinical Integration Workgroup Committee

Dr. David Swieskowski, Chair

Central Iowa Governance Committee

Dr. Tim McCoy, Chair

Dubuque Chapter Governance Committee

Dr. Dale Dreiling, Chair

North Iowa Chapter Governance Committee

Dr. Teresa Mock, Chair

 

Types of ACO participants, or combinations of participants, that formed the ACO:

  • Partnerships or joint venture arrangements between hospitals and ACO professionals
  • ACO professionals in a group practice arrangement
  • Network of individual practices of ACO professionals
  • Hospital employing ACO professionals

 

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • N/A

Shared Savings Distribution

  • N/A

 

Quality Performance Results

2016 Quality Performance Results:

ACO#

Measure Name

Rate

ACO Mean

ACO-1

CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information

N/A

79.9

ACO-2

CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate

N/A

92.63

ACO-3

CAHPS: Patients' Rating of Provider

N/A

91.93

ACO-4

CAHPS: Access to Specialists

N/A

83.52

ACO-5

CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education

N/A

60

ACO-6

CAHPS: Shared Decision Making

N/A

75.28

ACO-7

CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status

N/A

71.82

ACO-34

CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources

N/A

27.52

ACO-8

Risk-Standardized, All Condition Readmission

N/A

14.7

ACO-35

Skilled Nursing Facility 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Measure (SNFRM)

N/A

18.17

ACO-36

All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes

N/A

53.2

ACO-37

All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure

N/A

75.23

ACO-38

All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions

N/A

59.81

ACO-9

Ambulatory Sensitive Conditions Admissions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Asthma in Older Adults (AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI) #5)

N/A

9.27

ACO-10

Ambulatory Sensitive Conditions Admissions: Heart Failure (AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI) #8 )

N/A

14.53

ACO-11

Percent of PCPs who Successfully Meet Meaningful Use Requirements

N/A

82.72

ACO-39

Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record

N/A

87.54

ACO-13

Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk

N/A

64.04

ACO-14

Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization

N/A

68.32

ACO-15

Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults

N/A

69.21

ACO-16

Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow Up

N/A

74.45

ACO-17

Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention

N/A

90.98

ACO-18

Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan

N/A

53.63

ACO-19

Colorectal Cancer Screening

N/A

61.52

ACO-20

Breast Cancer Screening

N/A

67.61

ACO-21

Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for High Blood Pressure and Follow-up Documented

N/A

76.84

ACO-42

Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

N/A

77.72

ACO-27

Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control

N/A

18.24

ACO-41

Diabetes: Eye Exam  

N/A

44.94

ACO-28

Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure

N/A

70.52

ACO-30

Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic

N/A

85.05

ACO-31

Heart Failure (HF): Beta-Blocker Therapy for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)

N/A

88.67

ACO-33

Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor or Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB) Therapy – for patients with CAD and Diabetes or Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVEF<40%)

N/A

79.67

 

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.
(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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