UH Coordinated Care Organization

ACO Name and Location

University Hospitals Coordinated Care dba University Hospitals Coordinated
Care Organization
3605 Warrensville Center Road
Mailstop MSC 9214
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122

ACO Primary Contact

Nathan T. Hunt
nate.hunt@uhhospitals.org
216-767-8727

Composition of ACO:

  • Partnership or joint venture arrangement between hospitals and ACO professionals

ACO Participants

  • University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center, Inc.
  • University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
  • University Hospitals Conneaut Medical Center
  • University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center
  • University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center
  • University Hospitals Geneva Medical Center
  • University Hospitals Regional Hospitals
  • University Hospitals Home Care Services, Inc.
  • University Hospitals Laboratory Services Foundation
  • University Hospitals Medical Group, Inc.
  • University Hospitals Parma Medical Center
  • University Primary Care Practices, Inc.
  • North Ohio Heart
  • Southwest General Medical Group, Inc.
  • Westshore Primary Care

UH Coordinated Care Organization ACO Governing Body

  • Paul Tait, Voting Member & Chair, University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, University Hospitals Parma Medical Center representative
  • Jeffrey Peters, M.D., Voting Member & Vice Chair, University Primary Care Practices, Inc. & University Hospitals Medical Group, Inc. representative
  • James Coviello, M.D., Voting Member, University Primary Care Practices, Inc. representative
  • Richard Hanson, Voting Member, University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center, Inc., University Hospitals Conneaut Medical Center, University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, University Hospitals Geneva Medical Center, & University Hospitals Regional Hospitals representative
  • Sean Hoynes, M.D., Voting Member, University Primary Care Practices, Inc. representative
  • Karen A Monheim, M.D., Voting Member, University Primary Care Practices, Inc. representative
  • Keith Maitland, R.Ph., Voting Member, University Hospitals Home Care Services, Inc. representative
  • Ann Ranney, Voting Member, Medicare beneficiary representative
  • Fred C. Rothstein, M.D., Voting Member, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center representative
  • Pablo Ros, M.D., Voting Member, University Hospitals Medical Group, Inc. representative
  • Peter DeGolia, M.D., Voting Member, University Hospitals Medical Group, Inc. representative
  • Carla Harwell, M.D., Voting Member, UHMP, representative
  • Cathy Annable, RN, Voting Member, Medicare Beneficiary, representative
  • Donald S. Sheldon, M.D., Voting Member, University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center

UH Coordinated Care Organization ACO Committees and Key Leadership Personnel

  • Finance & Operations Committee
    • Paul Tait
    • Sean Hoynes, M.D.
    • Donald S. Sheldon, M.D.
  • Quality & Care Optimization Committee
    • Paul Tait
    • James Coviello, M.D.
    • Keith Maitland, R.Ph.
  • Patient Engagement Committee
    • Paul Tait
    • Cathy Annable
    • Ann Ranney
  • President: William Steiner II, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Treasurer: Michael A. Szubski
  • Secretary: Elizabeth R. Hammack, Esq.
  • Director: Nathan T. Hunt
  • Medical Director: William Steiner II, M.D., Ph.D., Eric Yasinow, M.D.
  • Compliance Officer: Kim Bixenstine

Aggregate Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • Performance Year 1: $0.00
  • Performance Year 2: $0.00
  • Performance Year 3: TBD

How Shared Savings Are Distributed

  • Proposal currently under consideration by the University Hospitals Coordinated Care Organization Board of Directors

Quality Measure Results

Measure number Performance measure 2012 reporting period 2013 reporting period 2014 reporting period
UHCCO perfor-
mance rate
Mean performance rate for all ACOs UHCCO perfor-
mance rate
Mean performance rate for all ACOs UHCCO perfor-
mance rate
Mean performance rate for all ACOs
ACO #1 Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information 80.56 80.13
ACO #2 How Well Your Doctors Communicate 92.56 92.39
ACO #3 Patients’ Rating of Doctor 93.32 91.58
ACO #4 Access to Specialists 84.74 83.97
ACO #5 Health Promotion and Education 54.44 58.29
ACO #6 Shared Decision Making 72.83 74.60
ACO #7 Health Status/Functional Status 70.88 71.10
ACO #8 Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmissions 16.47 15.42 15.38 14.89 15.11 15.15
ACO #9 ASC Admissions: COPD or Asthma in Older Adults 1.41 1.13 1.12 1.17 1.20 1.08
ACO #10 ASC Admission: Heart Failure 1.17 1.09 1.18 1.21 1.08 1.19
ACO #11 Percent of PCPs who Qualified for EHR Incentive Payment 5.88% 59.87% 45.53% 66.21% 83.24% 76.71%
ACO #12 Medication Reconciliation 77.84% 82.61%
ACO #13 Falls: Screening for Fall Risk 38.37% 45.60%
ACO #14 Influenza Immunization 57.40% 57.51%
ACO #15 Pneumococcal Vaccination 57.11% 55.03%
ACO #16 Adult Weight Screening and Follow-up 54.82% 66.75%
ACO #17 Tobacco Use Assessment and Cessation Intervention 93.91% 86.79%
ACO #18 Depression Screening 22.35% 39.27%
ACO #19 Colorectal Cancer Screening 63.52% 56.14%
ACO #20 Mammography Screening 61.62% 61.41%
ACO #21 Proportion of Adults who had blood pressure screened in past 2 years 57.76% 60.24%
ACO #22 Hemoglobin A1c Control (HbA1c) (<8 percent) 74.21% N/A
ACO #23 Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) (<100 mg/dL) N/A N/A
ACO #24 Blood Pressure (BP) <140/90 70.81% N/A
ACO #25 Tobacco Non Use 87.33% N/A
ACO #26 Aspirin Use 83.43% N/A
ACO #27 Percent of beneficiaries with diabetes whose HbA1c in poor control (>9 percent) 15.54% 20.35%
ACO #28 Percent of beneficiaries with hypertension whose BP <140/90 69.25% 68.02%
ACO #29 Percent of beneficiaries with IVD with complete lipid profile and LDL control <100mg/dl N/A N/A
ACO #30 Percent of beneficiaries with IVD who use Aspirin or other antithrombotic 82.43% 80.79%
ACO #31 Beta-Blocker Therapy for LVSD 83.33% 82.71%
ACO #32 Drug Therapy for Lowering LDL Cholesterol N/A N/A
ACO #33 ACE Inhibitor or ARB Therapy for Patients with CAD and Diabetes and/or LVSD 76.65% N/A

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