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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 ron 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 PC N
TRU MED INCORPORATED N
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
  Carlos Correia, MD, Co-chair Melissa Rose, 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

Please note, the ACO-40 Depression Remission at 12 months quality measure is not included in public reporting due to low sample size.

Note: In the Quality Performance Results file(s) above, search for “Southcoast Accountable Care Organization, LLC” to view the quality performance results. This ACO can also be found by using the ACO ID A1522 in the public use files on data.cms.gov.

Payment Rule Waivers

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