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ACO Name and Location

Saint Francis HealthCare Partners ACO Inc.
95 Woodland Street
4th Floor
Hartford, Connecticut 06105

ACO Primary Contact

Primary Contact Name Sujata Agarwal
Primary Contact Phone Number 860-714-5883
Primary Contact Email Address Sujata.agarwal@stfranciscare.org

Organizational Information

ACO participants:

ACO governing body: 

Key ACO clinical and administrative leadership:

Associated committees and committee leadership: 

Committee Name Committee Leader Name and Position
Clinical Integration Committee Adam Silverman, MD - Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer
Compliance Committee David Bittner, CFO Trinity Health Of New England Ellison Berns, MD, BOD Chairperson, SFHCP ACO Inc.
Ellison Berns, MD, BOD Chairperson, SFHCP ACO Inc.
Contracting Committee John Sunde, VP Payor Partnerships
Contracting Council John Sunde, VP Payor Partnerships
Credentialing Committee Ronald Kimmel, MD, VP & Chief Medical Officer, SFHCP ACO
Executive Compensation Committee Christopher Dadlez, President & CEO, Trinity Health Of New England
Finance Committee Jess Kupec, President & CEO SFHCP ACO
Governance Committee Anthony Posteraro, MD, Physician Member, ACO Participant
Incentive & Distribution Committee TBD
Medical Review Committee Ronald Kimmel, MD, VP & Chief Medical Officer, SFHCP ACO
Nominating Committee Ellison Berns, MD, BOD Chairperson, SFHCP ACO Inc.
PACE Committee Ronald Kimmel, MD, VP & Chief Medical Officer, SFHCP ACO
Strategic Planning Committee Jess Kupec, President & CEO SFHCP ACO

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

  • Partnerships or joint venture arrangements between hospitals and ACO professionals

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • Second Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2017, $0
    • Performance Year 2016, $0
  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2015, $0
    • Performance Year 2014, $0
    • Performance Year 2013, $0

Shared Savings Distribution

  • Second 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
  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2015
      • 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 2014
      • 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 2013
      • 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 NameRateACO Mean
ACO-1CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information 83.4380.6
ACO-2CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate 92.8793.13
ACO-3CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider 92.2292.31
ACO-4CAHPS: Access to Specialists 8383.32
ACO-5CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education59.7862.3
ACO-6CAHPS: Shared Decision Making 74.4775.85
ACO-7CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status 75.4673.05
ACO-34CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources 22.0525.68
ACO-8Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmission14.915.01
ACO-35Skilled Nursing Facility 30-day All-Cause Readmission measure (SNFRM)18.4818.46
ACO-36All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes56.6153.95
ACO-37All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure87.3379.16
ACO-38All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions67.7861.74
ACO-43Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI #91))1.981.93
ACO-11Use of Certified EHR Technology10098.48
ACO-12Medication Reconciliation14.6175.32
ACO-13Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 67.0474.38
ACO-44Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain64.8167.32
ACO-14Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization62.9272.52
ACO-15Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults51.7172.92
ACO-16Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up59.2370.69
ACO-17Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention92.8190.48
ACO-18Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan43.0261.98
ACO-19Colorectal Cancer Screening65.9364.58
ACO-20Breast Cancer Screening70.3770.05
ACO-42Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease83.2779.89
ACO-27Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control 13.8316.74
ACO-41Diabetes: Eye Exam34.0450.37
ACO-28Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure 72.4971.47
ACO-30Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic92.3486.86

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 “Saint Francis HealthCare Partners ACO Inc.” to view the quality performance results. This ACO can also be found by using the ACO ID A83092 in the public use files on data.cms.gov.

Payment Rule Waivers

  • Yes, our ACO does use the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver.