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Public Reporting 2016

Central Minnesota ACO Public Reporting

ACO Name and Location:

Central Minnesota ACO, LLC.
1406 Sixth Avenue North
St. Cloud, MN 56303

ACO Primary Contact

Primary Contact Name Kathy Parsons
Primary Contact Phone Number (320) 656-7060
Primary Contact Email Address

Organizational Information

ACO Participants:
ACO Participants ACO Participant in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N)
The St. Cloud Hospital N
Tri-County Hospital Inc. N
Unity Family Healthcare N
St Cloud Medical Group PA N
St Cloud Hospital (St. Benedict's Senior Community) N
Douglas County Hospital N
Family Practice Medical Center, PA N
CentraCare Clinic N
CentraCare Health System N
CentraCare Health System - Melrose N
CentraCare Health System - Long Prairie N
Renville County N
Rice Memorial Hospital N
CentraCare Health System - Sauk Centre N
CentraCare Health System - NR, LLC N
CentraCare Health - Paynesville, LLC 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
Cragle Steve Chair 1 vote ACO Participant Representative St. Cloud Ear Nose & Throat Clinic PA
Dittberner Deb Member 1 vote ACO Participant Representative Douglas County Hospital
Beiswenger Joel Member 1 vote ACO Participant Representative Tri-County Hospital Inc.
Blonski Joe Member 1 vote ACO Participant Representative CentraCare Health System
Matthias Mark Member 1 vote ACO Participant Representative CentraCare Health System
Rahm Scott Member 1 vote ACO Participant Representative CentraCare Health System
Bell Christopher Member 1 vote ACO Participant Representative Unity Family Healthcare
Ahlquist Mark Member 1 vote ACO Participant Representative Renville County
Amon Mary Member 1 vote ACO Participant Representative Family Practice Medical Center, PA
Mathews Daryl Member 1 vote Beneficiary Representative

Key ACO Clinical and Administrative Leadership:

Kathy Parsons ACO Executive
Darrin Willardsen Medical Director
Lynn Wieczorek Compliance Officer
Deb Dittberner, MD & Mark Matthias, MD Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership:

Committee Name Committee Leader Name and Position
Clinical Quality & HIT Committee Mark Matthias, MD & Deb Dittberner, MD, Co-Chairs
Membership Committee Joe Blonski, MD, Chair
Contracting & Finance Committee Christopher Tacl, MD, Chair

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

  • Networks of individual practices of ACO professionals
  • Critical Access Hospital (CAH) billing under Method II
  • Rural Health Clinic (RHC)

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings and Losses

  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2016, $0

Shared Savings Distribution:

  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2016
      • 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

2016 Quality Performance Results:

ACO# Measure Name Rate ACO Mean
ACO-1 CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments and Information 78.93 80.51
ACO-2 CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate 93.2 93.01
ACO-3 CAHPS: Patients' Rating of Provider 92.09 92.25
ACO-4 CAHPS: Access to Specialists 85.09 83.49
ACO-5 CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education 62.09 60.32
ACO-6 CAHPS: Shared Decision Making 79.26 75.40
ACO-7 CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status 76.23 72.30
ACO-34 CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources 24.59 26.97
ACO-8 Risk-Standardized, All Condition Readmission 14.66 14.70
ACO-35 Skilled Nursing Facility 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Measure (SNFRM) 17.6 18.17
ACO-36 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes 51.77 53.20
ACO-37 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure 76.93 75.23
ACO-38 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions 65.94 59.81
ACO-9 Ambulatory Sensitive Conditions Admissions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Asthma in Older Adults (AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI) #5) 7.68 9.27
ACO-10 Ambulatory Sensitive Conditions Admissions: Heart Failure (AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI) #8) 13.52 14.53
ACO-11 Percent of PCPs who Successfully Meet Meaningful Use Requirements 98.11 82.72
ACO-39 Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record 36.72 87.54
ACO-13 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 69.41 64.04
ACO-14 Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 69.4 68.32
ACO-15 Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults 94.37 69.21
ACO-16 Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow Up 41.54 74.45
ACO-17 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention 91.64 90.98
ACO-18 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan 58.99 53.63
ACO-19 Colorectal Cancer Screening 74.28 61.52
ACO-20 Breast Cancer Screening 81.96 67.61
ACO-21 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for High Blood Pressure and Follow-up Documented 59.06 76.79
ACO-42 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 62.57 77.72
ACO-27 Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control 11.67 18.24
ACO-41 Diabetes: Eye Exam 59 44.94
ACO-28 Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure 77.39 70.69
ACO-30 Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic 40.5 85.05
ACO-31 Heart Failure (HF): Beta-Blocker Therapy for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) 85.88 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%) 34.13 79.67

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 “Central Minnesota ACO, LLC” to view the quality performance results. This ACO can also be found by using the ACO ID A90925 in the public use files on

Payment Rule Waivers

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