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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
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.
HurteauBrettMD/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc.
KasparianStephenMD/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeObstetrical Associates, Inc.
KrugerRayfordPresident/Voting Member1ACO Participant Representative Southcoast Physician’s Group, Inc.
LausAnaMD/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc.
LigginMarciaVoting Member1Medicare Beneficiary Representative 
McGowenRobertMD/Voting Member & Chair1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc.
MelloCurtisMD/Voting Member & Vice Chair1ACO Participant RepresentativeSleep Medicine Associates Inc
Mulchandani-WestAnjaliVoting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc
PatrickDianeMD/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Physician’s Group, Inc
TorresEfrainMD/Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeGeriatric Internal Medicine Specialists, LLC
BuiocciPatricia K.Voting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeSouthcoast Visiting Nurse Association, 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, $4,047,898
    • Performance Year 2020, $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

Shared Savings Distribution

  • Third Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2021
      • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 25%
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 25%
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 50%
    • 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 2020
    • 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

Quality Performance Results

2021 Quality Performance Results:

Quality performance results are based on CMS Web Interface.

Measure #Measure NameRateACO Mean
001Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) Poor Control210.8912.46
134Preventative Care and Screening: Screening for Depression and Follow-up Plan66.1474.38
236Controlling High Blood Pressure71.7274.87
318Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk92.8987.03
110Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 85.3280.52
226Preventative Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention89.4780.97
113Colorectal Cancer Screening73.7873.63
112Breast Cancer Screening81.7575.11
438Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease82.3584.24
321CAHPS for MIPS3N/AN/A
479Hospital-Wide, 30-Day, All-Cause Unplanned Readmission (HWR) Rate for MIPS Groups20.1610.154
MCC1All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions for ACOs (MCC)235.2333.99

Please note, the Quality ID #: 370 Depression Remission at 12 months quality measure is not included in public reporting due to low sample size.

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