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Public Reporting 2017

Central Minnesota ACO Public Reporting


ACO Name and Location:

Central Minnesota ACO, LLC.
Previous Names: N/A
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 Parsons@centracare.com

Organizational Information

ACO Participants:
ACO Participants ACO Participant in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N)
St. Cloud Hospital N
Tri-County Hospital Inc. N
Unity Family Healthcare N
ST CLOUD EAR NOSE & THROAT CLINIC PA N
St Cloud Medical Group PA 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
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 - Expressed as a Percentage or Number Membership Type

ACO Participant
Legal Business Name/DBA, if Applicable

Last Name First Name Title/Position
Ahlquist Mark MD 1 ACO Participant Representative

Renville County
Health

Amon Mary MD 1 ACO Participant Representative Family Practice Medical Center, PA
Beiswenger Joel CEO 1 ACO Participant Representative Tri-County Hospital Inc.
Bell Christopher MD 1 ACO Participant Representative Unity Family Healthcare
Blonski Joe MD 1 ACO Participant Representative CentraCare Health System
Cragle Stephen MD 1 ACO Participant Representative St. Cloud Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic, PA
Dittberner Deborah MD 1 ACO Participant Representative Douglas County Hospital
Lesch Rachael Sr. Director, Population Health 1 ACO Participant Representative CentraCare Health System
Mathews Daryl 1 Medicare Beneficiary Representative

Key ACO Clinical and Administrative Leadership:

Kathy Parsons ACO Executive
Scott Rahm Medical Director
Santo Cruz Compliance Officer
Deb Dittberner, MD Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership:

Committee Name Committee Leader Name and Position
Clinical Practice and Quality Committee
Deb Dittberner, MD, Chair
Contracting and Finance Committee Christopher Tacl, MD, Chair
Membership and Credentialing Committeee Joe Blonski, MD, Chair

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

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

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2017, $0
    • Performance Year 2016, $0

Shared Savings Distribution:

  • First Agreement Period
    • 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
    • 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

2017 Quality Performance Results:

ACO# Measure Name Rate ACO Mean
ACO-1 CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments and Information 78.32 80.60
ACO-2 CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate 92.03 93.13
ACO-3 CAHPS: Patients' Rating of Provider 91.99 92.31
ACO-4 CAHPS: Access to Specialists 87.03 83.32
ACO-5 CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education 62.08 62.30
ACO-6 CAHPS: Shared Decision Making 80.62 75.85
ACO-7 CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status 76.32 73.05
ACO-34 CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources 19.96 25.68
ACO-8 Risk-Standardized, All Condition Readmission 15.22 15.01
ACO-35 Skilled Nursing Facility 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Measure (SNFRM) 18.68 18.46
ACO-36 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes 56.13 53.95
ACO-37 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure 83.51 79.16
ACO-38 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions 68.86 61.74
ACO-43 Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI) #91) 2.02 1.93
ACO-11 Use of Certified EHR Technology 100.00 98.48
ACO-12 Medication Reconciliation 68.21 75.32
ACO-13 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 86.19 74.38
ACO-44 Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain 69.63 67.32
ACO-14 Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 69.26 72.52
ACO-15 Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults 91.53 72.92
ACO-16 Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow Up 55.33 70.69
ACO-17 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention 88.69 90.48
ACO-18 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan 68.83 61.98
ACO-19 Colorectal Cancer Screening 78.17 64.58
ACO-20 Breast Cancer Screening 75.45 70.05
ACO-42 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 80.98 79.89
ACO-27 Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control 13.26 16.74
ACO-41 Diabetes: Eye Exam 57.55 50.37
ACO-28 Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure 77.42 71.47
ACO-30 Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic 93.95 86.86

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 data.cms.gov.

Payment Rule Waivers

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