ACO Name and Location

National Rural ACO 8 LLC
dba Illinois Rural ACO
7509 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway
Suite 310
Kansas City, MO 64153

ACO Primary Contact

Primary Contact Name Greg Paris
Primary Contact Phone Number 916-542-4582
Primary Contact Email Address gparis@caravanhealth.com

Organizational Information

ACO participants:
ACO Participants ACO Participant in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N)
Howd Medical LLC N
ST. MARGARET’S HOSPITAL Y
Morris Hospital Y
IATROS MD,SC N
Fairfield Memorial Hospital Association Y
Graham Hospital Association Y
PEKIN PROHEALTH INC Y
Charles Comfort, M.D. N
McDonough County Hospital District Y
Charles Comfort N
 
ACO governing body:
Member Member’s Voting Power Membership Type ACO Participant TIN
Legal Business Name/DBA, if Applicable
Last Name First Name Title/Position
Duvendack Tammy Board Member 1 ACO participant representative Pekin Memorial Hospital
Bunting Kathy Vice-Chairman 1 ACO participant representative Fairfield Memorial Hospital Association
Muntz Tim Treasurer 1 ACO participant representative St. Margaret’s Hospital
Boyd Kenneth Secretary 1 ACO participant representative McDonough County Hospital District
Senneff Robert Board Member 1 ACO participant representative Graham Hospital Association
Steadham Mark Board Member 1 ACO participant representative Morris Hospital
McCullough Lee Board Member 1 Medicare Beneficiary Representative N/A
 
Key ACO clinical and administrative leadership:
Greg Paris ACO Executive
Robert Morrow Medical Director
LeeAnn Hastings Compliance Officer
Rayna Caplan Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer
 
Associated committees and committee leadership:
Committee Name Committee Leader Name and Position
Information Technology Committee Brad Augustl
Care Coordination & Patient Engagement Committee Julie Aman
Evidence-Based Medicine Committee Dr. Weslesy Thompson
Finance Committee Melody Morgan
Quality & Performance Improvement Committee Luke McDaniel
 
Types of ACO participants, or combinations of participants, that formed the ACO:
  • Partnerships or joint venture arrangements between hospitals and ACO professionals
  •  Hospital employing ACO professionals
  •  Critical Access Hospital (CAH) billing under Method II
  •  Rural Health Clinic (RHC)

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses
  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2017, $0
    • Performance Year 2016, $0
 
Shared Savings Distribution
  • First 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

Quality Performance Results

2017 Quality Performance Results:
ACO# Measure Name Rate ACO Mean
ACO-1 CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information 78.11 80.60
ACO-2 CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate 91.79 93.13
ACO-3 CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider 90.38 92.31
ACO-4 CAHPS: Access to Specialists 83.06 83.32
ACO-5 CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education 56.26 62.30
ACO-6 CAHPS: Shared Decision Making 72.91 75.85
ACO-7 CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status 73.43 73.05
ACO-34 CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources 27.53 25.68
ACO-8 Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmission 15.30 15.01
ACO-35 Skilled Nursing Facility 30-day All-Cause Readmission measure (SNFRM) 19.27 18.46
ACO-36 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes 56.18 53.95
ACO-37 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure 86.11 79.16
ACO-38 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions 71.86 61.74
ACO-43 Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI #91)) 2.55 1.93
ACO-11 Use of Certified EHR Technology 100.00 98.48
ACO-12 Medication Reconciliation 94.24 75.32
ACO-13 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 66.80 74.38
ACO-44 Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain 65.71 67.32
ACO-14 Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 70.00 72.52
ACO-15 Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults 73.38 72.92
ACO-16 Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up 66.94 70.69
ACO-17 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention 94.23 90.48
ACO-18 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan 42.80 61.98
ACO-19 Colorectal Cancer Screening 54.80 64.58
ACO-20 Breast Cancer Screening 62.55 70.05
ACO-42 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 81.69 79.89
ACO-27 Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control 16.13 16.74
ACO-41 Diabetes: Eye Exam 43.55 50.37
ACO-28 Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure 63.43 71.47
ACO-30 Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic 92.00 86.86
 
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 “National Rural ACO 8 LLC” or “Illinois Rural ACO” to view the quality performance results. This ACO can also be found by using the ACO ID A97980 in the public use files on data.cms.gov.

Payment Rule Waivers

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