ACO Name and Location

Caravan Health ACO 13 LLC
dba Berkshire ACO
7509 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway
Ste. 310
Kansas City, Missouri 64153


ACO Primary Contact

Primary Contact Name Greg Paris
Primary Contact Phone Number 916-542-4582
Primary Contact Email Address

Organizational Information

ACO participants
ACO Participants ACO Participant in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N)
Green Mountain Neurology, Inc N
The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Inc N
Fairview Hospital Y
Berkshire Medical Center Inc Y
Berkshire Faculty Services Inc Y
Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates, Inc. N
Western Massachusetts Pathology Services, PC N
Contemporary Rheumatology Specialists, PC. N
Advanced Berkshire Medical Imaging, PC N
Berkshire Hand to Shoulder Center LLC 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
Rodowicz Darlene Treasurer 1 ACO Participant Representative Berkshire Medical Center Inc
Phelps David Board Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Berkshire Medical Center Inc
Hornstein Dr. Edmund Chairman 1 ACO Participant Representative Berkshire Medical Center Inc
Bevan Conor Secretary 1 ACO Participant Representative Berkshire Medical Center Inc
McInerney Dr. Michael Vice-Chairman 1 ACO Participant Representative Berkshire Medical Center Inc
Blodgett Ruth Board Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Berkshire Faculty Services Inc
Siegel Carol Board Member 1 Medicare Beneficiary
Key ACO clinical and administrative leadership:
Greg Paris ACO Executive
Dan Doyle, MD 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 William Young, Chairman
Care Coordination & Patient Engagement Committee Ann McDonald, Chairman
Evidence-Based Medicine Committee Edmund Hornstein, Chairman
Finance Committee Deborah Delaney, Chairman
Quality & Performance Improvement Committee William DeMarco, Chairman
Types of ACO participants, or combinations of participants, that formed the ACO:
  • ACO professionals in a group practice arrangement
  • Partnerships or joint venture arrangements between hospitals and ACO professionals
  • Hospital employing ACO professionals
  • Critical Access Hospital (CAH) billing under Method II

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses
  • N/A
Shared Savings Distribution
  • N/A

Quality Performance Results

Our ACO did not participate in the Shared Savings Program in the previous performance year, therefore this section is not applicable at this time.


Payment Rule Waivers

  • No, our ACO does not use the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver.
Arrangements Disclosed
The ACO Board of Managers for Caravan Health ACO 13 LLC (“Board”) has formally determined the following arrangements are reasonably related to the purposes of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”), as required for use of the MSSP ACO Participation Waiver:
Participant Support Arrangements
Under the applicable Participant Agreements between the ACO and the Participants listed above, certain Participants are designated as Principal Participants and others are Non-Principal Participants.  Under the Service Agreements between each Participant and Caravan Health, Inc., the Principal Participants have agreed to pay for certain ACO-related expenses of the Non-Principal Participants in their respective regions, including management fees owed by each Non-Principal Participant.  In each case, the fees and other expenses paid by the Principal Participants on behalf of the Non-Principal Participants will be set in advance, will not vary based on the volume or value of any referrals between the Principal Participants and Non-Principal Participants (except to the extent such referrals indirectly contribute to the earning of shared savings or shared losses as applicable).
Through a formal resolution dated March 20, 2018, the Board determined that these arrangements are reasonably related to the purposes of the Medicare Shared Savings Program because they facilitate the participation of the Non-Principal Participants in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, which: i) promotes the accountability of Non-Principal Participants for the quality, cost, and overall care for a Medicare patient population as described in the Shared Savings Program; ii) promotes the management and coordination of care for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries attributed to Non-Principal Participants through an ACO; and iii) encourages investment in infrastructure and redesigned care processes for high quality and efficient service delivery for patients, including Medicare beneficiaries, served by Non-Principal Participants.