What is an Accountable Care Organization?

Doctors, hospitals and health care providers establish ACOs to work together to provide higher-quality coordinated care to their patients, while helping to slow the growth of health care costs. The University of Chicago Medicine is proud to be one of the 99 ACOs chosen by the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) to join its Shared Savings Program.

Learn more about ACOs:

ACO Name & Location

Ingalls Care Network, LLC

Previous Names: N/A

71 West 156th Street, Suite 500

Harvey, Illinois 60426

ACO Primary Contact

Primary Contact Name Zachary Goodling
Primary Contact Phone Number 708-333-2300
Primary Contact Email Address

zachary.goodling@uchospitals.edu

Organizational Information: ACO Participants

ACO Participants ACO Participant in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N)

Advanced Heart Group, SC

N
Chaden Sbai, MD N

Cressa Perish, MD, SC

N
Cynthia Goldman, SC N
Family Christian Health Center N
Ingalls Memorial Hospital N
Primary Healthcare Associates, SC N
Sameh Nabelsi, MD SC N
William I Crevier, MD LTD

ACO Governing Body

Member Last Name First Name Title/ Position Voting Power Membership Type ACO Participant TIN Legal Business Name/DBA, if Applicable
Neiswanger
Randy
President, Ingalls Memorial Hospital 1 ACO Participant Representative Ingalls Memorial Hospital
Itkonen
Jerry
Medicare Beneficiary Representative
0 Medicare Beneficiary Representative
N/A
Kauffman
Phil
Chief Financial Officer
1 ACO Participant Representative Ingalls Memorial Hospital
Crevier William MD/Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative William Crevier, MD Ltd.
Nabelsi
Sameh
MD/Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Sameh Nabelsi MD SC
Green
Lisa
MD/Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Family Christian Health Center
Parisi Bruce MD/Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Primary Healthcare Associates SC
Sundrum
Sandy MD/Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Advanced Heart Group SC
Yohay
Daniel 
MD/Voting Member
1 ACO Participant Representative Primary Healthcare Associates SC
Stern
Les Secretary 0 Other N/A
Krishnamurthy
Rajlakshmi MD/Voting Member 1 Other N/A

Key Clinical and Administrative Leadership

Name Position
Zachary Goodling
ACO Executive Director
George Weyer, MD Medical Director
Carmen Barc Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership

Committee Name Committee Leader Name and Position
Population Management & Clinical Initiatives
Lester Hockenberry, MD
Finance Committee
Bruce Parisi, MD

Types of ACO Participants or Combinations of Participants that Formed the ACO

  • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
  • Partnerships or joint venture arrangements between hospitals and ACO professionals

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

Second Agreement Period

  • Performance Year 2020, $1,772,699
  • Performance Year 2019, $0
  • Performance Year 2018, $0 
  • Performance Year 2017, $0

First Agreement Period

  • Performance Year 2016, $2,835,464
  • Performance Year 2015, $3,165,665
  • Performance Year 2014, $3,210,583

Shared Savings Distribution

Second Agreement Period

  • Performance Year 2020
    • Proportion invested in infrastructure: $94,000
    • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: $100,400
    • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: $1,183,724.25
  • Performance Year 2019
    • 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 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

First Agreement Period

  • Performance Year 2016
    • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 33%
    • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 33%
    • Proportion of distribution to ACO participation: 33%
  • Performance Year 2015
    • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 33%
    • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 33%
    • Proportion of distribution at ACO participants: 33%
  • Performance Year 2014
    • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 33%
    • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 33%
    • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 33%

Quality Performance Results

2020 Quality Performance Results 

ACO# Measure Name Rate ACO Mean
ACO-43 Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator) 0.91 0.95
ACO-13 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 87.5 84.96
ACO-14 Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 50.62 76.03
ACO-17 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention 78.26 81.67
ACO-18 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan 79.84 71.45
ACO-19 Colorectal Cancer Screening 52.82 72.58
ACO-20 Breast Cancer Screening 67.34 74.04
ACO-42 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 82.35 83.37
ACO-27 Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control 24.1 14.70
ACO-28 Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure 71.32 72.86

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.

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

Note: In the Quality Performance Results file(s) above, search for "Ingalls Care Network, LLC" to view the quality performance results. This ACO can also be found by using the ACO ID A2337 in the public use files on data.cms.gov.