You are here

UMass Memorial Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO)

UMass Memorial ACO Focuses on Quality Care

Participating in the Medicare ACO is our commitment to providing the Worcester and Central Massachusetts region with quality, personalized and innovative care. Our Medicare ACO leverages our resources to focus on providing Medicare patients (also called Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries) with the best possible experience of timely, appropriate and high-quality health care services.

  • Providing personalized care coordination services across the health continuum
  • Facilitating more effective physician visits and communication among your doctors and providers
  • Providing you with targeted health information and wellness programs that focus on disease prevention
  • Helping you coordinate timely appointments, manage medications and determine appropriate follow-up care
  • Improving the efficiency of your health care

Learn more below, or call our toll-free number at 844-549-0213.

For additional resources: Please visit www.medicare.gov or call 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227 or (TTY users should call 877-486-2048)) for general questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations. 

Beneficiary Notices: 

This document provides Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program) with a public reporting template and instructions on how to complete the template. ACOs participating in the Shared Savings Program are required to publicly 
report ACO organizational information and performance results on a designated webpage, per 
42 CFR § 425.308.

Shared Savings Program Public Reporting Template

ACO Name and Location                                      

UMASS Memorial Accountable Care Organization, INC.

One Biotech Park
365 Plantation Street, 3rd Floor
Worcester, MA 01605

ACO Primary Contact

Caryn Sweeney
508-334-1364
UMMACOprimarypubliccontact@umassmemorial.org

Organizational Information

ACO Participants:

ACO Participants

ACO Participant in Joint Venture

Vasuki Radhakrishnan

N

Primary Physician Partners

Marlboro Internal Medicine, PC

N

Paul Dufault

N

Glen Bombardier

N

William Dunn

N

Zbigniew Dombek, M.D.

N

John Howland

N

HUGH COOPER

N

UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc., HealthAlliance Hospitals, Inc.

N

Harrington Memorial Hospital, Inc.

N

Henry Heywood Memorial Hospital

N

Marlborough Hospital Corp

N

Athol Memorial Hospital

N

Family Health Center of Worcester, Inc.

N

Charles A. Birbara, M.D.

N

Wachusett Radiology Inc

N

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Inc.

N

Community Healthlink, Inc.

N

Leominster Medical Associates

N

Cardiology Internists of Leominster Inc.

N

Lawrence M Dubuske MD

N

Associates in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, P.C.

N

UMass Memorial Medical Group, Inc.

N

North Quabbin Family Physicians, PC

N

Charlton Family Practice

N

D'Ambrosio Eye Care, Inc.

N

GREATER BOSTON MEDICAL ASSOCIATES, INC.

N

Heywood Medical Group, Inc..

N

Western Mass Physician Associates, Inc.

N

UMass Memorial Medical Center, Inc.

N

Community Health Connections, Inc.

N

R. Leslie Shelton, M.D., P.C.

N

Tad Baum, M.D., PC

N

Family Foot Care Center Pc

N

Robert Fishman

N

Benjamin Grajales, M.D.

N

John Bogdasarian

N

William Friedman

N

Vladas Litani, MD

N

Stephen Weedon

N

William Brodkin

N

Harrington Physician Services Inc

N

Edward Kamens

N

Urology Central

N

Boulevard Medical Group Inc

N

Mercy Family Practice PC

N

Christopher I Bechara Md Pc

N

Partners in Internal Medicine, PC

N

James M. Shenko, M.D., PC

N

Holyoke Medical Center, Inc.

N

Heart Rhythm Specialists of Central Massachusetts, PC

N

Curewell Gastroenterology, PC.

N

Mass Lung & Allergy PC

N

New England Hospitalists, PC

N

North Worcester Gastroenterology, P.C.

N

NORTHEAST ALLERGY, ASTHMA & IMMUNOLOGY, PC

N

Mountain View Family Practice, Pc

N

Dr. He's Primary Care for Adults Inc.

N

Vitreo-Retinal Associates PC.

N

Longview Orthopaedic Center, LLC

N

Daniel H Ervin, DO, PC

N

Sturbridge Professional Services, P.c.

N

Robert Byrne

N

Aesclepion Healthcare LLC

N

Tak Medical Group, PC

N

Richard V. Montilla, MD, PC.

N

Center for Digestive Wellness PC

N

Community Neuroscience Services, LLC

N

Nancy D. Berube, Md Pc

N

Chair City Family Medicine, PC

N

Stephen Child

N

Tricia Vorderstrasse Md Pc

N

Family Medical & Maternity Care P.C.

N

Gardner Family Medicine, Inc.

N

Worcester Eye Consultants, PC

N

Leominster Dermatology LLP

N

CRYSTAL LAKE PATHOLOGY PC

N

MEDPRACTICE PC

N

CENTMASS IMAGING, INC.

N

Worcester Physicians and Nurses Services LLC

N

 

ACO Governing Body:

Member

First Name

Member

Last Name

Member

Title/Position

Member's Voting Power (Expressed as a percentage)

Membership Type

ACO Participant Legal Business Name, if applicable

Dickson

Eric

Chairman

1

ACO Participant Representative

UMass Memorial Medical Group, Inc.; UMass Memorial Medical Center, Inc.

Greenwood

John

President

1

Other - ACO President

UMass Memorial Accountable Care Organization, Inc.

Kupfer

Barbara

Voting Member

1

Medicare Beneficiary Representative

N/A

Tosi, MD

Stephen

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

UMass Memorial Medical Group, Inc.

Gustafson

Michael

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

UMass Memorial Medical Center, Inc.

Brown

Douglas

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Marlborough Hospital Corp.; UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc., HealthAlliance Hospitals, Inc.

Twehous

Debra

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

UMass Memorial Medical Group, Inc

Corbett, MD

William

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

UMass Memorial Medical Group, Inc.

Kerrigan

Stephen

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Inc.

Reidy

Jennifer

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

UMass Memorial Medical Group, Inc.

Matta

Lalita

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Lalita Matta MD

Fishman

Robert

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Robert Fishman, DO

Aiello

Francesco

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

UMass Memorial Medical Group, Inc.

Eisenstock

Jordan

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

UMass Memorial Medical Group, Inc

Trainor

Matthew

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

UMass Memorial Medical Group, Inc

Moore

Edward

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Harrington Memorial Hospital, Inc., Harrington Physician Services Inc.

Sweeney

Francis

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Heywood Medical Group, Inc., Henry Heywood Memorial Hospital

 

Key ACO Clinical and Administrative Leadership:

ACO Executive: John Greenwood

Medical Director: Thomas Scornavacca, DO

Compliance Officer: Jennifer Heil

Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer: Tracey Wilkie

 

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership:

Committee Name

Committee Leader Name and Position

Finance Committee

Jeanne Shirshac, Chair

Quality Improvement Committee

Thomas Scornavacca, DO, Chair

Utilization/Care Management Committee

Thomas Scornavacca, DO, Chair

Compliance Committee

Jennifer Heil, Chair

Governance Committee

John Greenwood, Chair

 

Types of ACO Participants, or Combinations of Participants, That Formed the ACO:

§  ACO professionals in a group practice arrangement

§  Hospital employing ACO professionals

§  Networks of individual practices of ACO professionals
 

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses:

§  Second Agreement Period

o   Performance Year 2021, $0

o   Performance Year 2020, $6,732,247

  • Performance Year 2019, $0
  • Performance Year 2018, $0

§   First Agreement Period

  • Performance Year 2017, $9,105,746
  • Performance Year 2016, $0
  • Performance Year 2015, $0

 

Shared Savings Distribution:

§   Second Agreement Period

  • Performance Year 2021
    • 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 2020
    • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 21%
    • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 29%
    • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 50%
  • 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

§   First Agreement Period

  • Performance Year 2017
    • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 26%
    • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 24%
    • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 50%
  • 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
  • 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

 

Quality Performance Results

2021 Quality Performance Results:
Quality performance results are based on CMS Web Interface.

 

Measure # 

Measure Name

Rate

ACO Mean

001

Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) Poor Control2

8.36

12.46

134

Preventative Care and Screening: Screening for Depression and Follow-up Plan

72.62

74.38

236

Controlling High Blood Pressure

80.40

74.87

318

Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 

97.04

87.03

110

Preventative Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization

85.24

80.52

226

Preventative Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention

82.61

80.97

113

Colorectal Cancer Screening

81.48

73.63

112

Breast Cancer Screening

84.12

75.11

438

Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

84.62

84.24

479

Hospital-Wide, 30-Day, All-Cause Unplanned Readmission (HWR) Rate for MIPS Groups2

0.1669

0.1540

MCC1

All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions for ACOs (MCC)2

40.34

33.99

CAHPS-1

Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information

86.22

84.67

CAHPS-2

How Well Providers Communicate

93.70

93.56

CAHPS-3

Patient’s Rating of Provider

91.47

92.19

CAHPS-4

Access to Specialists

79.22

78.80

CAHPS-5

Health Promotion and Education

64.63

61.61

CAHPS-6

Shared Decision Making

60.86

60.89

CAHPS-7

Health Status and Functional Status

75.03

71.78

CAHPS-8

Care Coordination

83.83

85.66

CAHPS-9

Courteous and Helpful Office Staff

91.34

91.88

CAHPS-11

Stewardship of Patient Resources

20.66

24.71

 

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