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

216-767-8727

Organizational Information

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

*Participants involved in joint ventures

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
  • 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
  • Donald S. Sheldon, M.D., Voting Member, University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center representative
  • Cathy Annable, RN, Voting Member, Medicare Beneficiary, representative
  • Ann Ranney, Voting Member, Medicare beneficiary representative

ACO Clinical and Administrative Leadership

  • ACO Executive: William Steiner II, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Medical Director: William Steiner II, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Compliance Officer: Kim Bixenstine
  • Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer: Elizabeth R. Hammack, Esq.

UH Coordinated Care Organization Associated Committees and Committee Leadership

  • 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.
    • Karen A Monheim, M.D.
  • Patient Engagement Committee
    • Paul Tait
    • Cathy Annable
    • Ann Ranney
    • Carla Harwell, M.D.

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

  • Partnership or joint venture arrangement between hospitals and ACO professionals

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings / Losses

  • Agreement Period Beginning 2012, Performance Year 1: $0.00
  • Agreement Period Beginning 2012, Performance Year 2: $0.00
  • Agreement Period Beginning 2012, Performance Year 3: $5,584,001

How Shared Savings Are Distributed

  • Agreement Period Beginning 2012, Performance Year 1: $0.00
  • Agreement Period Beginning 2012, Performance Year 2: $0.00
  • Agreement Period Beginning 2012, Performance Year 3: $5,584,001
    • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 32%
    • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes / resources: 18%
    • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 50%

Payment Rule Waivers

No, our ACO does not use the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver

Quality Measure Results

Measure Number Measure Name 2015 Reporting Period
ACO Performance Rate Mean Performance Rate (SSP-ACOs)
ACO-1 CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information 77.30 80.61
ACO-2 CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate 92.28 92.65
ACO-3 CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider 91.70 91.94
ACO-4 CAHPS: Access to Specialists 84.05 83.61
ACO-5 CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education 58.57 59.06
ACO-6 CAHPS: Shared Decision Making 74.20 75.17
ACO-7 CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status 71.86 72.30
ACO-34 CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources* 26.71 26.87
ACO-8 Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmission 14.91 14.86
ACO-35 Skilled Nursing Facility 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Measure (SNFRM)* Readmission 19.08 18.07
ACO-36 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes* 59.20 54.60
ACO-37 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure* 78.71 76.96
ACO-38 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions 66.01 62.92
ACO-9 Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Admissions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Asthma in Older Adults (AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI) #5) 1.23 1.11
ACO-10 Ambulatory Sensitive Conditions Admissions: Heart Failure (AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI) #8) 1.07 1.04
ACO-11 Percent of Primary Care Physicians who Successfully Meet Meaningful Use Requirements 99.10% 80.14%
ACO-39 Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record* 52.01% 84.07%
ACO-13 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 52.58% 56.46%
ACO-14 Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 59.72% 62.03%
ACO-15 Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults 66.10% 63.73%
ACO-16 Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-up 55.41% 71.15%
ACO-17 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention 94.22% 90.16%
ACO-18 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan 23.97% 45.25%
ACO-19 Colorectal Cancer Screening 57.61% 60.06%
ACO-20 Breast Cancer Screening 60.00% 65.67%
ACO-21 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for High Blood Pressure and Follow-Up Documented 71.32% 70.04%
ACO-40 Depression Remission at Twelve Months* N/A N/A
ACO-27 Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control 15.44% 20.38%
ACO-41 Diabetes: Eye Exam* 37.54% 41.05%
ACO-28 Hypertension: Controlling High Blood Pressure 68.13% 69.62%
ACO-30 Ischemic Vascular Disease: Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic 84.01% 83.82%
ACO-31 Heart Failure: Beta-Blocker Therapy for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) 81.74% 87.22%
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%) 80.87% 77.73%

CAHPS = Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, PQI = Prevention Quality Indicator, LVSD = left ventricular systolic dysfunction, ACE = angiotensin-converting enzyme, ARB = angiotensin receptor blocker, CAD = coronary artery disease.

* = Measure required beginning Reporting Year 2015.

N/A= Reporting on the depression remission measure is not required for 2015, as indicated by N/A

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