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VA ACO Public Reporting

ACO name and location:

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

ACO primary contacts:

Robert Eberle, MD
336-277-2428
raeberle@novanthealth.org

Organizational information:

ACO participants:

Piedmont Family Practice, PLC
NMG Affiliate Practice I, LLC

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

ACO governing body:

 Name:
Member type:
Governing body role:
Voting capacity:
ACO Participant (TIN) Legal Name
Heather Aram
Other representative
Serves on Board of Managers; Chairperson
Voting Member (1)
N/A
Gary DeRosa, MD
ACO participant representative
Serves on Board of Managers Voting Member (1)
NMG Affiliate Practice, I, LLC
Victoria Hammonds, MD
ACO participant representative
Serves on Board of Managers
Voting Member (1)
NMG Affiliate Practice, I, LLC
Alison Haines
ACO participant representative
Serves on Board of Managers
Voting Member (1)
NMG Affiliate Practice, I, LLC
Chris Heaton, MD
ACO participant representative
Serves on Board of Managers Voting Member (1)
NMG Affiliate Practice, I, LLC
James Min, MD
ACO participant representative
Serves on Board of Managers
Voting Member (1)
NMG Affiliate Practice, I, LLC
Steven vonElten, MD
ACO participant representative
Serves on Board of Managers Voting Member (1)
Piedmont Family Practice, PLC
John Grezika
Medicare beneficiary representative Serves on Board of Managers Voting Member (1) N/A

Key ACO clinical and administrative leadership:
  • ACO Executive: Robert Eberle, MD
  • Medical Director: Gary De Rosa, MD
  • Compliance Officer: Lee Decker
  • Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer: Robert Barnabei, MD

Associated committees and committee leadership:
  • Network development committee: Heather Aram, Chair
  • Quality committee: Herb Clegg, 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

Amount of Shared Savings and Losses:
  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2017, $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
Quality Performance Results:

2017 Quality Performance Results:

  ACO#
Measure Name
Rate
ACO Mean
ACO-1 CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information  79.00 80.60
ACO-2 CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate  93.74 93.13
ACO-3 CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider  94.07 92.31
ACO-4 CAHPS: Access to Specialists  85.52 83.32
ACO-5 CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education 56.80 62.30
ACO-6 CAHPS: Shared Decision Making  72.62 75.85
ACO-7 CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status  74.14 73.05
ACO-34 CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources  20.73 25.68
 ACO-8  Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmission  14.87  15.01
 ACO-35  Skilled Nursing Facility 30-day All-Cause Readmission measure (SNFRM)  17.69  18.46
 ACO-37  All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure  86.20  79.16
 ACO-38  All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions  64.45  61.74
 ACO-43  Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI #91))  2.14  1.93
 ACO-11  Use of Certified EHR Technology  100.00  98.48
 ACO-12  Medication Reconciliation  100.00  75.32
 ACO-13  Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk   68.47  74.38
 ACO-44  Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain  66.67  67.32
 ACO-14  Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization  67.12  72.52
 ACO-15  Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults  66.02  72.92
 ACO-16  Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up  42.07  70.69
 ACO-17  Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention  86.91  90.48
 ACO-18  Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan  38.29  61.98
 ACO-19  Colorectal Cancer Screening  57.33  64.58
 ACO-20  Breast Cancer Screening  63.46  70.05
 ACO-42  Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease  85.20  79.89
 ACO-27  Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control   7.93  16.74
 ACO-41  Diabetes: Eye Exam  21.72  50.37
 ACO-28  Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure   72.76  71.47
 ACO-30  Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic  89.34  86.86

Please note, the ACO-40 Depression Remission at 12 months quality measure is not included in public reporting due to low sample size and the ACO-36 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes quality measure is not included in public reporting due to a non-material technical error.

  • For 2017 Quality Performance Results please click here.

Note: In the Quality Performance Results file(s) above, search for “Novant Health UVA Health System Accountable Care Organization, LLC” to view the quality performance results. This ACO can also be found by using the ACO ID A37836 in the public use files on data.cms.gov.

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