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Deaconess Care Integration (ACO)

A Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is an ACO Model implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). ACOs are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers that come together to provide coordinated, high quality care to their Medicare Fee-for-Service patients. Coordinated care helps ensure patients, especially the chronically ill or those who are hospitalized, get the right care at the right time, and avoid unneeded duplication of services such as lab tests and x-rays. The Next Generation ACO Model offers different methodologies and financial arrangements with higher levels of risk and reward than current Medicare ACO initiatives.

Please visit www.medicare.gov/acos.html or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048) for questions or additional information about Next Generation Accountable Care Organizations.  

General & Organizational information

General and organizational information is covered in a FAQ document

 

Name and Location of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) 

Deaconess Care Integration, LLC
7100 Eagle Crest Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47715
Open Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM
 

Deaconess Care Integration Primary Contact:

Roy Evan McConnell
Director Accountable Care/Payor Risk Strategies
7100 Eagle Crest Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47715
Open Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM
812-426-6642
Roy.McConnell@deaconess.com

Executive Director for the ACO
Roy Evan McConnell
 
Medical Director for the ACO
Dr. Fredrick Wallisch

Composition of Deaconess Care Integration

Deaconess Care Integration currently consists of hospital and physician membership.
Open Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM

Deaconess Care Integration  

View the current Next Generation ACO participants and preferred providers below

2018 Deaconess Care Integration Participants

2018 Deaconess Care Integration Preferred Providers

Joint ventures between or among the Next Generation Participants and Preferred Providers

The Heart Hospital at Deaconess Gateway, LLC
This is a joint-physician owned facility between Deaconess Health System and area cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons of Heart Physicians, LLC.
 
Neurosurgery:  Mainspring Managers, LLC 
In an effort to improve coordination of care and create programs that will result in achieving the “Three Part Aim” of providing improved care for the Medicare Fee-For-Service beneficiaries we serve, better health for the populations we care for, and doing so in a financially sustainable manner, Deaconess Hospital and Neurosurgical Consultants, LLP have formed Mainspring Managers.

Orthopedics:  Ortho Align, LLC
In an effort to improve coordination of care and create programs that will result in achieving the “Three Part Aim” of providing improved care for the Medicare Fee-For-Service beneficiaries we serve, better health for the populations we care for, and doing so in a financially sustainable manner, Deaconess Hospital, Deaconess Care Integration, and participating Orthopaedic Associates physicians have partnered to create Ortho Align Joint Venture. Deaconess Care Integration – Ortho Align Joint Venture which will include all orthopedic surgeries at the Gateway campus. 

Vascular Surgery:  Vascmed, LLC
In an effort to improve coordination of care and create programs that will result in achieving the “Three Part Aim” of providing improved care for the Medicare Fee-For-Service beneficiaries we serve, better health for the populations we care for, and doing so in a financially sustainable manner, Deaconess Hospital and Evansville Surgical Associates, LLC have formed Vascmed, LLC.  
 

Deaconess Care Integration Governing Body

  • Dr. Rick Crawford, Voting Member and Board Chairman | Affiliate Programs, Self Employed
  • Dr. Maqbool Ahmed, Voting Member | Deaconess Clinic
  • E. Kyle Bennett, Voting Member | Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center
  • Dr. Steve Etherton, Voting Member | Deaconess Clinic
  • Adam Thacker, Voting Member | Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Roy Evan McConnell, Voting Member | Deaconess Hospital
  • Dr. Mathias Kolleck, Voting Member | Deaconess Hospital
  • Dr. Chandra Kumbar, Voting Member | Affiliate Programs, The Heart Group
  • Heather Orth, RN, MBA, Voting Member | Evolent Health
  • Dr. James Porter, Voting Member | Deaconess Hospital
  • Dr. Fredrick Wallisch, Voting Member | Evolent Health
  • Cheryl Wathen, Voting Member | Deaconess Hospital

Medicare Beneficiary

  • Jean G. Dremstedt, Voting Member

Consumer Advocate 

  • Sherry Schroeder, RN, Voting Member | Deaconess Clinic

DCI Committees and Key Leadership Personnel

  • Executive Director: Roy Evan McConnell | Deaconess Hospital
  • General Manager: Nicholas Dus, MHA I Evolent Health
  • Quality & Utilization Management Committee: Dr. Fredrick Wallisch | Evolent Health
  • Care & Network Coordination Committee: Melissa Norman, RN | Evolent Health
  • Finance Committee: Richard Perry | Deaconess Health System
  • Medical Director: Dr. Fredrick Wallisch | Evolent Health
  • Compliance Committee: Roy Evan McConnell | Deaconess Hospital

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

  • Deaconess Care Integration, LLC was formed by Deaconess Health System.

Shared Savings & Losses

  • The amount of any Shared Savings or Shared Losses for any Performance Year

    • Medicare Shared Savings Program Performance Year 3:  $0

    • Next Generation ACO Performance Year 1: $5,719,530 payable to Deaconess for 2016 Performance Year

  • The proportion of Shared Savings invested in infrastructure, redesigned care processes, and other resources necessary to improve outcomes and reduce Medicare costs for Beneficiaries

    • The proportion of shared savings to be invested in infrastructure depends on the amount of shared savings received. Currently, the distribution policy covers operating expenses for the ACO with distribution across membership for the remaining funds.

  • The proportion of Shared Savings distributed to Next Generation Participants and Preferred Providers

    • The current Next Generations Participants receive incentives for completing work designed to achieve improvement in patient experience, quality performance, and total cost of care reduction.  These incentives are paid regardless of the shared savings results

Payment Rule Waiver 
 
Yes, Our ACO utilizes the 3-Day Rule Waiver

  1. Amber Manor Care Center - Trilogy, Petersburgh, IN
  2. Bethel Manor Nursing & Rehab, Evansville, IN
  3. BridgePointe Health Campus, Vincennes, IN
  4. Brookside Village, Jasper, IN
  5. Ferrell Hospital (swing beds), Eldorado, IL
  6. Freelandville Community Home - Privately owned, Freelandville, IN
  7. Gibson General Hospital , Princeton, IN
  8. Heritage Center, Evansville, IN
  9. Loogootee Nursing Center - Clausman & Associates, Loogootee, IN
  10. Mt. Vernon Nursing & Rehab- American Senior Communities, Mt. Vernon, IN
  11. North Park Nursing Center - American Senior Communities, Evansville, IN
  12. Northwood Retirement Community- Good Samaritan Society, Jasper, IN
  13. Premiere Healthcare of New Harmony, New Harmony, IN
  14. Scenic Hills Care Center - Trilogy, Evansville, IN
  15. Skilled Care Center (SCC) of Memorial Hospital, Jasper, IN
  16. Solabron Nursing & Rehab - Cardon & Associates, Inc., Evansville, IN
  17. St. Charles Health Campus, Jasper, IN
  18. Villages of Oak Ridge, Washington, IN
  19. West River Health Campus, Evansville, IN


Disclaimer: The statements contained in this document are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of CMS. The authors assume responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the information contained in this.
 

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