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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
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
BroughmanWadeTreasurer/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc.
ClarkReneeChief Operating Officer1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc.
CorreiaCarlosMD/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc.
GagnonPatrickMD/Secretary/
Voting Member
1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc.
JonesSharonVoting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Visiting Nurse Association, 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
TorresEfrainMD/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeGeriatric Internal Medicine Specialists, Llc
WoodWarrenMD/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc
Mulchandani-WestAnjaliVoting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc

Key ACO clinical and administrative leadership:

Wade BroughmanACO Executive
Brett Hurteau, DO Medical Director
Kyle Yermalovich Compliance Officer
Lauren Melby Nieder Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

Associated committees and committee leadership:

Committee NameCommittee Leader Name and Position
Utilization & Performance Improvement (UPIC)Curtis Mello, MD, Co-chair
Lauren Melby Nieder, Co-chair
Executive CommitteeWade Broughman, Member
Lauren Melby Nieder, Member
Robert McGowen, MD Chair
Finance, Contracting & Funds FlowCarlos Correia, MD, Co-chair
Wade Broughman, Co-chair
Network Management CommitteeKimberley Coon, Member
Michael Doyle, Member
Lauren Melby Nieder, 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 2021, $5,710,468
    • Performance year 2019, $4,623,080
  • Second Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2019, $4,623,080
    • 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

Note: Our ACO participated in multiple performance years during Calendar Year 2019. Shared savings/losses amount reported for Performance Year 2019 therefore represents net shared savings or losses across all performance years in 2019 and is shown under all agreement periods in which the ACO operated during Calendar Year 2019.)

Shared Savings Distribution

  • Third Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2020
      • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 25%
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 25%
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 50%
    • Performance Year 2019
      • 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

Note: Our ACO participated in multiple performance years during Calendar Year 2019. Distribution of shared savings for Performance Year 2019 therefore represents the distribution of the net shared savings across all performance years in 2019 and is shown under all agreement periods in which the ACO operated during Calendar Year 2019.

Quality Performance Results

2019 Quality Performance Results:

ACO #Measure NameRateACO Mean
ACO-43 [3]Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI #91))1.20.95
ACO-13Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk91.3984.97
ACO-14Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization100.0076.03
ACO-17Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention94.4481.67
ACO-18Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Depression and Follow-up Plan50.3871.46
ACO-19Colorectal Cancer Screening100.0072.59
ACO-20Breast Cancer Screening86.1774.05
ACO-42Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease82.6483.37
ACO-27Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control14.5214.70
ACO-28Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure75.3372.87

Please note, the ACO-40 Depression Remission at 12 months quality measure is not included in public reporting due to low sample size. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) also waived the requirement for ACOs to field a CAHPS for ACOs survey for PY 2020 through the Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule for Calendar Year 2021. Additionally, CMS reverted ACO-8 Risk-Standardized, All Condition Readmission and ACO-38 Risk-Standardized Acute Admission Rates for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions to pay-for-reporting, given the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE) on these measures.

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