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ACO Name and Location

Southcoast Accountable Care Organization, LLC
101 Page Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

ACO Primary Contact

Primary Contact Name Wade Broughman
Primary Contact Phone Number 508-973-2908
Primary Contact Email Address BroughmanW@southcoast.org

Organizational Information

ACO participants:

ACO ParticipantsACO Participant in Joint Venture
Advanced Eye Centers IncN
Aquidneck Podiatry LtdN
Augusta RosenthalN
Dermatology Services IncN
Geriatric Internal Medicine Specialists, LlcN
Independence Eye Associates PCN
Michael J Crowe 3rdN
Obstetrical Associates IncN
Patrick MccarthyN
Robert A. Carrellas, MD PCN
Sleep Medicine Associates IncN
Southcoast Cardiology LLCN
Southcoast Physicians Group, Inc.N
Southcoast Womans Care PcN
Surgical & Cosmetic Dermatology Of Rhode Island, Llc.N
Truessdale Obstetrics & Gynecology, PCN
Wiegandt and Associates, PCN

ACO governing body:

Member Last NameMember First NameMember Title/PositionMember’s Voting Power: expressed as a percentage or numberMembership TypeACO Participant Legal Business Name/DBA, if applicable
BroughmanWadeVoting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc.
GagnonPatrickMD/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc.
HovenKeithPresident/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc.
KasparianStephenMD/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeObstetrical Associates, Inc.
LausAnaMD/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc.
LigginMarciaVoting Member1Medicare Beneficiary Representative 
MelloCurtisMD/Voting Member & Vice Chair1ACO Participant RepresentativeSleep Medicine Associates Inc
McGowenRobertMD/Voting Member & Chair1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc.
PatrickDianeMD/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc
SmithElizabethMD/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc
TorresEfrainMD/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeGeriatric Internal Medicine Specialists, Llc
WoodWarrenMD/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc

Key ACO clinical and administrative leadership:

Wade BroughmanACO Executive
Brett Hurteau Medical Director
Kyle Yermalovich Compliance Officer
Patrick Gannon Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

Associated committees and committee leadership:

Committee NameCommittee Leader Name and Position
Utilization & Performance Improvement (UPIC)Curtis Mello, MD, Co-chair Patrick Gannon, RPh, Co-chair
ACO Executive CommitteeWade Broughman, Member Patrick Gannon, Member Robert McGowen, MD Chair
ACO Contracting & Funds FlowCarlos Correia, MD, Co-chair Wade Broughman, Co-chair
Network Management CommitteeKimberley Coon, Member Michael Doyle, Member Patrick Gannon, Member

Types of ACO participants, or combinations of participants, that formed the ACO:

  • Partnerships or joint venture arrangements between hospitals and ACO professionals

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • Third Agreement Period
    • Performance year 2019-A, $1,561,138.15
  • Second Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2019, $3,061,941.93
    • Performance Year 2018, $0
    • Performance Year 2017, $0
    • Performance Year 2016, $0
  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2015, $0
    • Performance Year 2014, $0
    • Performance Year 2013, $0

Shared Savings Distribution

  • Third Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2019-A
      • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 25%
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 25%
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 50%
  • Second Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2019
      • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 25%
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 25%
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 50%
    • 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
    • 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
  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2015
      • 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 2014
      • 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 2013
      • 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

2019 Quality Performance Results:

ACO #Measure NameRateACO Mean
ACO-1CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information88.6485.86
ACO-2CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate92.3294.11
ACO-3CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider91.8292.69
ACO-4CAHPS: Access to Specialists82.8281.54
ACO-5CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education64.8960.44
ACO-6CAHPS: Shared Decision Making64.1062.78
ACO-7CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status76.2973.79
ACO-34CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources20.9726.17
ACO-45CAHPS: Courteous and Helpful Office Staff92.9392.84
ACO-46CAHPS: Care Coordination87.3086.89
ACO-8Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmission16.2114.86
ACO-38All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions64.7458.15
ACO-43Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI #91))2.091.87
ACO-13Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk95.3584.04
ACO-14Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization76.8674.77
ACO-17Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention93.3378.04
ACO-18Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Depression and Follow-up Plan67.0370.40
ACO-19Colorectal Cancer Screening80.6170.76
ACO-20Breast Cancer Screening85.1473.84
ACO-42Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease80.0082.17
ACO-40Depression Remission at Twelve Months18.5713.58
ACO-27Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control (>9%)11.8413.88
ACO-28Controlling High Blood Pressure80.5375.04

For Previous Years’ Financial and Quality Performance Results, please visit data.cms.gov.