CHA ACO
Community Health Alliance

CHA ACO, LLC

In January of 2014, CHA ACO, LLC was named an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and began participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program offered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high quality care to their Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries. The goal of coordinated care is to ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors.

When an ACO succeeds in both delivering high-quality care and spending healthcare dollars more wisely, it will share in the savings it achieves for the Medicare Shared Savings Program.

ACO Name and Location

CHA ACO, LLC

Previous Names: N/A

3245 Health Dr. Suite 100
Granger, IN 46530

ACO Primary Contact

Primary Contact Name

Barb Garrett

Primary Contact Phone Number

574-647-1845

Primary Contact Email Address

bgarrett@beaconhealthsystem.org

Organizational Information

ACO Participants:

 

ACO Participants

ACO Participant in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N)

Beacon Health Ventures Michigan, Inc.

N

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF BREMEN INC N

Memorial Hospital of South Bend,Inc

N

South Bend Medical Foundation, Inc

N

Elkhart General Hospital, Inc

N

Beacon Medical Group, Inc.

N

Beacon Health Ventures Inc

N

Northern Indiana Anesthesia Services, P.C. N

 

ACO Governing Body:

Member

Member's Voting Power - Expressed as a percentage or number

Membership Type

ACO Participant Legal Business Name/DBA, if Applicable

Last Name

First Name

Title/Position

Nelson, M.D.

Ronald

Chairman

1

ACO participant representative

Beacon Medical Group

Risk

Carl

Vice Chairman

1

ACO participant representative

Elkhart General Hospital

Costello

Jeffrey

Treasurer

1

ACO participant representative

Memorial Hospital of South Bend

Henderson, M.D.

Vincent

Voting Member

1

ACO participant representative

Beacon Medical Group

Schmeltz, D.O.

Mark

Voting Member

1

ACO participant representative

Beacon Medical Group

Hall, M.D.

Christopher

Voting Member

1

ACO participant representative

Beacon Medical Group

Harding

Larry

Voting Member

1

Medicare beneficiary representative

 

Brown, M.D.

Sandra

Voting Member

1

Community Stakeholder representative

 

Key ACO Clinical and Administrative Leadership:

Barb Garrett

ACO Executive

Michelle Howe

Medical Director

Warren Mattson

Compliance Officer

Robyn Stachowiak

Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership:

Committee Name

Committee Leader Name and Position

Finance and Contracting Committee

Jeff Costello, Chair

Utilization / Quality Committee

Ngan Van, M.D., Chair

Types of ACO participants, or Combinations of Participants, that formed the ACO:

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

 

Shared Savings Distribution

Quality Performance Results

2019 Quality Performance Results:

ACO#

Measure Name

Rate

ACO Mean

ACO-1

CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information

87.55

85.86

ACO-2

CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate

94.30

94.11

ACO-3

CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider

92.69

92.69

ACO-4

CAHPS: Access to Specialists

84.00

81.54

ACO-5

CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education

57.04

60.44

ACO-6

CAHPS: Shared Decision Making

61.20

62.78

ACO-7

CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status

76.38

73.79

ACO-8

Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmission

14.64

14.86

ACO-34

CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources

26.06

26.17

ACO-38

All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions

56.61

58.15

ACO-43

Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI #91))

2.09

1.87

ACO-13

Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk

69.57

84.04

ACO-45

CAHPS: Courteous and Helpful Office Staff

94.98

92.84

ACO-46

CAHPS: Care Coordination

84.60

86.89

ACO-40

Depression Remission at Twelve Months

12.96

13.58

 

ACO-17

Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention

70.31

78.04

ACO-18

Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan

62.58

70.40

ACO-19

Colorectal Cancer Screening

61.74

70.76

ACO-20

Breast Cancer Screening

69.08

73.84

ACO-42

Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

76.87

82.17

ACO-27

Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control

15.75

13.88

ACO-28

Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure

69.72

75.04

 

 

Note: In the Quality Performance Results file(s) above, search for “CHA ACO, LLC” to view the quality performance results. This ACO can also be found by using the ACO ID A2207 in the public use files on data.cms.gov

Payment Rule Waivers

 

For general questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations, please visit www.medicare.gov/acos.html or call 1-800 MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.