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NC ACO Public Reporting

ACO name and location:

Novant Health Accountable Care Organization I, LLC
200 Hawthorne Lane, P.O. Box 33549,
Charlotte, NC 28233

ACO primary contacts:

John Howard
704-316-2421
jshoward@novanthealth.org

Organizational information:

ACO participants:
ACO Participants ACO Participant in Joint Venture
Carolina Medicorp Enterprises, Inc. No
Forsyth Medical Group, LLC No
Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Inc. No
Foundation Health Systems Corp No
Northwest Family Physicians, P.A. No
Novant Medical Group, Inc. No
Presbyterian Medical Care Corp No
The Presbyterian Hospital No

ACO participants in joint ventures between ACO professionals and hospitals:  None

ACO governing body:

 Member Last Name  Member First Name Member Title/Position Member's Voting Power Membership Type ACO Participant Legal Business Name
Stevens Shelbourn Chair 1 vote Other representative N/A
Barnabei Robert Physician 1 vote ACO Participant Representative Novant Medical Group, Inc.
Eichenbrenner Timothy Physician 1 vote Medicare Beneficiary Representative N/A
English Betsy Physician 1 vote ACO Participant Representative Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Inc.
Hoben Michael Physician 1 vote ACO Participant Representative Carolina Medicorp Enterprises, Inc.
Laguerre Jacques Physician 1 vote ACO Participant Representative Novant Medical Group, Inc.
Smart Carl Physician/Sec-Treasurer 1 vote ACO Participant Representative Novant Medical Group, Inc.
Williams Jerome Physician/Vice-Chair 1 vote ACO Participant Representative Novant Medical Group, Inc.

 

Key ACO clinical and administrative leadership:
  • ACO Executive: John Howard
  • Medical director: Michael Hoben, MD
  • Compliance officer: Kelly Patterson
  • Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer: David Priest, MD

Associated committees and committee leadership:
 Committee Name  Committee Leader Name and Position
Network Development Committee Patrick Easterling, Chair
Quality Committee David Priest, MD, Chair
Finance Committee Geoff Gardner, Chair

 


Types of ACO participants, or combinations of participants, that formed the ACO:
  • ACO professionals in a group practice arrangement
  • Hospital employing ACO professionals

Public Disclosure of Arrangement Conducted Under the MSSP ACO Participation Waiver

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General have made available waivers of certain federal fraud and abuse laws in connection with the operation of accountable care organizations (“ACOs”) that have entered into a participation agreement under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”), one of which is called the ACO Participation Waiver.

Novant Health Accountable Care Organization I, LLC (the “Company”) is an ACO participating in the MSSP. Pursuant to the ACO Participation Waiver, on June 22, 2021, after making a bona fide determination that the arrangement is reasonably related to the purposes of the Shared Savings Program, the Company’s Board, as the governing body of the Company, approved an arrangement to distribute a portion of the projected shared savings for the 2020 performance year to qualifying physician participants (primary care and specialists) in three installments.


Amount of Shared Savings and Losses:
  • Second Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2020, $7,343,668.88
  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2019, $0
    • Performance Year 2018, $0
    • Performance Year 2017, $0

Shared savings distribution:
    • Second Agreement Period
      • Performance Year 2020
        • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 10%
        • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 10%
        • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 80%
    • First Agreement Period
      • Performance Year 2019
        • 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 2018
        • 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 2017
        • 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:

    2020 Quality Performance Results:


 ACO #  Measure Name Rate ACO Mean
ACO-8 Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmission 15.24 15.07
ACO-38 Risk-Standardized Acute Admission Rates for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions 50.02 49.50
ACO-43 Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI #91)) 1.16 0.95
ACO-13 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 98.18 84.97
ACO-14 Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 78.93 76.03
ACO-17 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention 100.00 81.67
ACO-18 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Depression and Follow-up Plan 99.08 71.46
ACO-19 Colorectal Cancer Screening 85.00 72.59
ACO-20 Breast Cancer Screening 88.73 74.05
ACO-42 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 89.26 83.37
ACO-40 Depression Remission at Twelve Months 14.29 13.99
ACO-27 Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control 10.14 14.70
ACO-28 Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure 66.67 72.87

 

Please note, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) waived the requirement for ACOs to field a CAHPS for ACOs survey data.

For Previous Years' Quality Performance Results please visit: Performance Year Financial and Quality Results - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Data (cms.gov)

Note: In the link above, search for “Novant Health Accountable Care Organization I, LLC” to view the quality performance results. This ACO can also be found by using the ACO ID A3504 in the public use files on data.cms.gov.