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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 NameSujata Agarwal
Primary Contact Phone Number860-714-5883
Primary Contact Email AddressSujata.agarwal@stfranciscare.org

Organizational Information

ACO participants:

ACO ParticipantsACO Participant in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N)
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Hartford LLCN
Hartford Cardiology Group LlcN
Bloomfield Foot Specialists, L.L.C.N
Comprehensive Foot Care, L.L.C.N
Lewis Levenson, M.D.N
Robert SmithN
Kevin McgrathN
Richard CagnaN
St Francis Hospital And Medical CenterN
Spinella Orthopaedic Associates, Inc.N
Primary Eye Care Center, P.C.N
Allergy Associates of Hartford, P.C.N
E. Steven Damon, D.P.M.N
Collins Surgical Associates, P.C.N
West Hartford Podiatry AssociatesN
Hartford Orthopedic Surgeons, PcN
Woodland Anesthesiology Associates, P.C.N
Radiology Associates of Hartford, P.C.N
Greater Hartford Orthopedic Group, P.C.N
H Robert Silverstein MD, FACC, PCN
Retina Consultants, P.C.N
Gary E Russolillo Md PcN
Ear, Nose & Throat of Greater Hartford, P.C.N
Muzibul Chowdhury Md PcN
East Granby Family Practice, L.L.C.N
William R. Maron, M.D., P.C.N
Connecticut Foot Specialists, P.C.N
Medical Oncology and Blood Disorders, LLPN
Orthopedic Associates Of Central Ct., PcN
Robert Rudnicki, M.D.N
New England Cardiology Associates, P.C.N
Joseph B Sappington Md Facc PcN
Greater Hartford Cardiology GroupN
Richard GraysonN
M. Hasan Yekta M.D. P.C.N
Richard ReabackN
Stone, Goldenberg & Dharan, L.L.P.N
Jacob Zamstein, M.D., L.L.C.N
Marco Morel, M.D.N
Ct. Gastroenterology Associates, P.C.N
PodiatryCare, P.C.N
Suffield Medical AssociatesN
Donald Salzberg, M.D.N
Total Medical Care, Inc.N
Daniel Chilton, M.D.N
Connecticut Eye Center, P.C.N
Farmington Valley OrthoN
Lewis Levenson, M.D.N
Smita Bhagat M.D., LlcN
Cottage Grove Cardiology, P.C.N
Hartford Podiatry Group, L.L.C.N
Colon And Rectal Surgeons Of Greater Hartford, LlcN
Brian P. Deschamps, DpmN
North Central Imaging, L.L.C.N
Connecticut Radiation Oncology, PCN
Elizabeth KarrenbergN
Nutmeg Healthcare Associates, P.C.N
Saint Francis Behavioral Health Group, P.C.N
Family Medicine Partnership, PcN
Jeffrey Martone DpmN
Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital, IncN
Valley Sports Physicians & Orthopedic MedicineN
Connecticut Foot Care Centers, L.L.C.N
Saint Francis Care Medical Group, P.C.N
Saint Francis Medical Group, Inc.N
Asylum Hill Family Medicine Center, Inc.N
Prime Healthcare, P.C.N
Mark Josel, M.D.,P.C.N
Chandra Sacheti, M.D., L.L.C.N
Donald SalzbergN
Robert SmithN
Richard Cagna, M.D.N
Central Connecticut Cardiologists LlcN
Sheldon Kafer M.D.N
Collins Medical Associates 2, P.C.N
Winsted Internal Medicine Associates, PCN
Laureen Forgione Rubino, M.D., LLCN
Arrhythmia Consultants of Connecticut, L.L.C.N
Eastern Connecticut Cardiology Associates, L.L.C.N
Cardiac And Thoracic Surgical Associates LlcN
Access Healthcare, P.C.N
Roy A. Kellerman, M.D., L.L.C.N
Gary Miller, M.D., L.L.C.N
Michael B. Teiger, M.D., P.C.N
Patricia Lampugnale, D.O., LLCN
Associated Ear Nose & Throat Specialists, L.L.C.N
Dushyant ParikhN
Robert Kalman, D.P.M.N
Sheldon Kafer M.D.N
Marco Morel, M.D.N
Paul B Murray M.D., LlcN
Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLCN
Elizabeth KarrenbergN
Jennifer W. Pennoyer, M.D., L.L.C.N
Greater Hartford Nephrology, L.L.C.N
Orthopaedic Sports SpecialistsN
Connecticut Surgeons, L.L.C.N
Judith Mascolo, M.D., LlcN
Jeffrey P. Thompsen, MD., L.L.C.N
Quinones Medical GroupN
Ashanti Medical Associates, L.L.C.N
Eileen C. Comia, M.D., L.L.C.N
Daniel Chilton, M.D.N
Heritage Internal Medicine Associates, L.L.C.N
Connecticut Cardiology Center, PCN
Stephen F. Calderon, M.D., P.C.N
Podiatry Center of Eastern CT, LLCN
Darshan J. Shah, M.D., L.L.C.N
Urgent Care Center Of Connecticut, LlcN
Northern Connecticut Eye Associates, LLCN
West Hartford Internal Medicine, LlcN
West Hartford Urgent Medical Care, LlcN
Comprehensive Medical Group, LLCN
Michael P Bernstein MD LLCN
Lawrence Glaubiger, MD, LLCN
Saint Francis Emergency Medical Group, Inc.N
Ct Rehabilitation & Spasticity Care, LlcN
Allergy and Asthma Family Care LLCN
Rheumatology Specialists Of Connecticut Tim Quan LlcN
Viruet Ivelisse Md Internal Medicine LlcN
Oak North LlcN
Hartford County Cardiology PcN
Lori L. Greenwald, M.D., P.C.N
Howard Lantner MD PCN
Invision Medical Imaging, L.L.C.N
Rheumatology Specialists Of Connecticut Tim Quan LlcN
Advanced 6 Health Care, LLCN

ACO governing body: 

Key ACO clinical and administrative leadership:

Associated committees and committee leadership: 

Committee NameCommittee Leader Name and Position
Clinical Integration CommitteeSudeep Bansal, MD - Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer
Compliance CommitteeDavid Bittner, CFO Trinity Health Of New England Ellison Berns, MD, BOD Chairperson, SFHCP ACO Inc.
Ellison Berns, MD, BOD Chairperson, SFHCP ACO Inc.
Contracting CommitteeJohn Sunde, VP Payor Partnerships
Contracting CouncilJohn Sunde, VP Payor Partnerships
Credentialing CommitteeRonald Kimmel, MD, VP & Chief Medical Officer, SFHCP ACO
Executive Compensation CommitteeChristopher Dadlez, President & CEO, Trinity Health Of New England
Finance CommitteeJess Kupec, President & CEO SFHCP ACO
Governance CommitteeAnthony Posteraro, MD, Physician Member, ACO Participant
Incentive & Distribution CommitteeTBD
Medical Review CommitteeRonald Kimmel, MD, VP & Chief Medical Officer, SFHCP ACO
Nominating CommitteeEllison Berns, MD, BOD Chairperson, SFHCP ACO Inc.
PACE CommitteeRonald Kimmel, MD, VP & Chief Medical Officer, SFHCP ACO
Strategic Planning CommitteeJess 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 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 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

2016 Quality Performance Results:

ACO#Measure NameRateACO Mean
ACO-1CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information83.1479.9
ACO-2CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate93.4592.63
ACO-3CAHPS: Patients' Rating of Provider93.6291.93
ACO-4CAHPS: Access to Specialists84.8683.52
ACO-5CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education61.560
ACO-6CAHPS: Shared Decision Making73.975.28
ACO-7CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status74.8671.82
ACO-34CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources 20.7627.52
ACO-8Risk-Standardized, All Condition Readmission15.3914.7
ACO-35Skilled Nursing Facility 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Measure (SNFRM)17.8218.17
ACO-36All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes60.0153.2
ACO-37All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure78.4575.23
ACO-38All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions64.1759.81
ACO-9Ambulatory Sensitive Conditions Admissions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Asthma in Older Adults (AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI) #5)11.299.27
ACO-10Ambulatory Sensitive Conditions Admissions: Heart Failure (AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI) #8 )14.5614.53
ACO-11Percent of PCPs who Successfully Meet Meaningful Use Requirements85.3882.72
ACO-39Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record88.1287.54
ACO-13Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk52.3164.04
ACO-14Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization56.9968.32
ACO-15Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults54.3569.21
ACO-16Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow Up65.4774.45
ACO-17Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention88.2190.98
ACO-18Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan33.8553.63
ACO-19Colorectal Cancer Screening61.1761.52
ACO-20Breast Cancer Screening65.5867.61
ACO-21Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for High Blood Pressure and Follow-up Documented80.8276.84
ACO-42Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease85.9477.72
ACO-27Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control 20.3418.24
ACO-41Diabetes: Eye Exam  36.2744.94
ACO-28Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure72.5370.52
ACO-30Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic80.2685.05
ACO-31Heart Failure (HF): Beta-Blocker Therapy for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)82.4488.67
ACO-33Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor or Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB) Therapy – for patients with CAD and Diabetes or Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVEF<40%)79.6879.67

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

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