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ACO Name and Location

Southcoast Accountable Care Organization, LLC
Previous Names: N/A
101 Page Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

ACO Primary Contact

Primary Contact Name Ronnie Brownsworth, MD
Primary Contact Phone Number 508-973-2175
Primary Contact Email Address BrownsworthR@southcoast.org

Organizational Information

ACO participants:

ACO Participants ACO Participant in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N)
Robert A. Carrellas, MD PC N
Augusta Rosenthal N
Obstetrical Associates Inc N
Dermatology Services Inc N
Truessdale Obstetrics&Gynecology, PC N
Michael J Crowe 3rd N
Wareham Nurse Midwives PC N
Triad Ob Gyn PC N
Aquidneck Podiatry Ltd N
Surgical & Cosmetic Dermatology Of Rhode Island, Llc. N
Southcoast Hospitals Group, Inc. N
Southcoast Physicians Group, Inc. N
Geriatric Internal Medicine Specialists, Llc N
Southcoast Cardiology LLC N
Advanced Eye Centers Inc N
Wiegandt and Associates, PC N
Bullis Orthopedics and Sports Medicine PC N
Patrick Mccarthy N
Southcoast Womans Care Pc N
Independence Eye Associates PcN
Tru Med IncorporatedN
Sleep Medicine Associates Inc.N

ACO governing body:

First NameLast NameTitle/PositionMember’s Voting Power – Expressed as a percentage or numberMembership TypeACO Participant Legal Business Name/DBA. if Applicable
WarrenWoodMD/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc.
RobertMcGowenMD/Voting Member & Chair1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc.
CurtisMelloMD/Voting Member & Vice Chair1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc.
DianePatrickMD/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc.
AnaLausMD/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc.
StephenKasparianMD/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeObstetrical Associates, Inc.
PatrickGagnonMD/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc.
JacquelineGarellVoting Member1Medicare Beneficiary Representative
KeithHovanPresident/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Hospital Group, Inc.
WadeBroughmanMD/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Hospital Group, Inc.
RonnieBrownsworthMD/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Hospital Group, Inc.
CarlosCorreiaMD/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc.
DanielMillerMD/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc.
ElizabethSmithMD/Voting Member 1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc.

Key ACO clinical and administrative leadership:

Ronnie Brownsworth ACO Executive
Warren Wood Medical Director
Brett Hurteau Medical Director
Yesenia Contreras Compliance Officer
Patrick Gannon Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

Associated committees and committee leadership:

Committee Name Committee Leader Name and Position
Utilization & Performance Improvement (UPIC) Curtis Mello, MD, Co-chair
Patrick Gannon, RPh, Co-chair
ACO Executive Committee Ronnie Brownsworth, MD, Chair
ACO Contracting & Funds FlowCarlos Correia, MD, Co-chair
Ronnie Brownsworth, Co-chair
Network Management Committee Warren Wood, MD, Co-chair Kimberley Coon, Co-chair

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

Second Agreement Period

  • 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

  • Second Agreement Period
  • 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

2018 Quality Performance Results:

ACO# Measure Name Rate ACO Mean
ACO-1 CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information 88.61 86.14
ACO-2 CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate 94.35 93.93
ACO-3 CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider 93.21 92.45
ACO-4 CAHPS: Access to Specialists 85.47 81.50
ACO-5 CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education 63.41 59.26
ACO-6 CAHPS: Shared Decision Making 65.49 61.94
ACO-7 CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status 73.48 73.35
ACO-34 CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources 21.62 26.26
ACO-8 Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmission 15.92 14.98
ACO-35 Skilled Nursing Facility 30-day All-Cause Readmission measure (SNFRM) 18.91 18.59
ACO-36 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes 38.03 37.01
ACO-37 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure 85.23 76.75
ACO-38 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions 64.60 59.00
ACO-43 Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI) #91) 2.30 1.98
ACO-11 Use of Certified EHR Technology 99.74 98.20
ACO-12 Medication Reconciliation Post-Discharge 96.03 85.91
ACO-13 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 93.46 79.73
ACO-44 Use of Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain 70.18 64.36
ACO-14 Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 71.23 72.71
ACO-15 Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults 84.91 75.97
ACO-16 Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow Up 80.08 76.83
ACO-17 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention 77.78 72.81
ACO-18 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan 56.82 66.74
ACO-19 Colorectal Cancer Screening 78.52 68.27
ACO-20 Breast Cancer Screening 84.89 71.96
ACO-42 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 80.14 81.47
ACO-27 Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control 10.94 15.51
ACO-41 Diabetes: Eye Exam 70.57 52.42
ACO-28 Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure 80.07 73.10
ACO-30 Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antiplatelet 96.46 88.92

For Previous Years’ Financial and Quality Performance Results, please visit data.cms.gov.
Payment Rule Waivers
Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) 3-day Rule Waiver:
No, our ACO does not use the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver, pursuant to 42 CFR 425.612.
Waiver for Payment for Telehealth Services:
No, our ACO clinicians do not provide telehealth services using the flexibilities under 42 CFR 425.612(f) and 42 CFR 425.613.