Who is involved?


The sixteen clinics across Nebraska have formed a Limited Liability Corporation.

ACO Name and Location

SERPA ACO, LLC Previous Names: N/A 995 E. Hwy 33 Suite 2 Crete, NE 68333

ACO Primary Contact

Primary Contact Name

Joleen TenHulzen Huneke

Primary Contact Phone Number

402 826 3737

Primary Contact Email Address

jhuneke@serpa-aco.org

 

Organizational Information

ACO participants:

ACO Participants

ACO Participant in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N)

Fillmore County Medical Center, P.C.

N

Bloomfield Medical Clinic, P.C.

N

LifeCare Family Medicine of Bellevue, P.C.

N

Central Nebraska Medical Clinic, P.C.

N

Columbus Medical Center, PC

N

Butler County Clinic, P.C.

N

Plum Creek Medical Group, P.C.

N

Family Practice Associates, P.C.

N

Lincoln Family Medical Group, P.C.

N

Falls City Family Practice, P.C.

N

Family Medical Center of Hastings

N

McCook Clinic, P.C.

N

York Medical Clinic, P.C.

N

Midlands Family Medicine

N

 

 

ACO governing body:

Member

Member's Voting Power – Expressed as a percentage or number

Membership Type

ACO Participant Legal Business Name/DBA, if Applicable

Last Name

First Name

Title/Position

Pritchard

Logan

DO, President

1

ACO Participant

Representative

Family Medical Center of Hastings

Bespalec

Jason

MD, Vice-President

1

ACO Participant

Representative

Fillmore County Medical Center, P.C.

Discoe

Ed

MD, Secretary/Treasurer

1

ACO Participant

Representative

Columbus Medical Center, PC

Hotovy

Patrick

MD, Past President

1

ACO Participant

Representative

York Medical Center, PC

Messbarger

Robert

MD, Executive Committee Member At-Large

1

ACO Participant

Representative

Family Practice Associates, P.C.

Citta

Jason

MD

1

ACO Participant

Representative

Midlands Family Medicine

Eckmann

Riley

MD

1

ACO Participant

Representative

Bloomfield Medical Clinic, P.C.

Finley

Brian

MD

1

ACO Participant

Representative

LifeCare Family Medicine of Bellevue, P.C.

Ford

Edward

MD

1

ACO Participant

Representative

Plum Creek Medical Group, P.C.

Jacobsen

Matt

MD

1

ACO Participant

Representative

Lincoln Family Medical Group

Luckey

Gerald

MD

1

ACO Participant

Representative

Butler County Clinic, P.C.

Minnick

David

MD

1

ACO Participant

Representative

Central Nebraska Medical Clinic, P.C.

Tramp

Allan

MD

1

ACO Participant

Representative

Falls City Family Practice, P.C.

West

John

MD

1

ACO Participant

Representative

McCook Clinic, P.C.

Klosterman

Beth

 

1

Medicare Beneficiary Representative

 

 

Key ACO clinical and administrative leadership:

Joleen TenHulzen Huneke

ACO Executive

Dale Michels, MD

Medical Director

Denise Mainquist

Compliance Officer

Gerald Luckey, MD

Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

 

 

Associated committees and committee leadership:

Committee Name

Committee Leader Name and Position

Compliance

Dale Michels, MD - Chair

Finance

Jason Bespelac, MD – Chair

Contracting

Stewart Hinrichsen – Chair

Marketing/Communications

Beth Klosterman & Tess Sinner – Co-Chairs

Information Management

Brian Rokusek – Chair

 

Types of ACO participants, or combinations of participants, that formed the ACO:

  • Networks of individual practices of ACO professionals

 

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • Second Agreement Period
    • 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 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

2017 Quality Performance Results:

ACO#

Measure Name

Rate

ACO Mean

ACO-1

CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information

 79.08  80.60

ACO-2

CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate

 92.91  93.13

ACO-3

CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider

91.66  92.31

ACO-4

CAHPS: Access to Specialists

 83.81 83.32 

ACO-5

CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education

 59.48  62.30

ACO-6

CAHPS: Shared Decision Making

 76.64  75.85

ACO-7

CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status

 74.49  73.05

ACO-34

CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources

 30.44  25.68

ACO-8

Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmission

 14.90  15.01

ACO-35

Skilled Nursing Facility 30-day All-Cause Readmission measure (SNFRM)

 17.19  18.46

ACO-36

All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes

 54.31  53.95

ACO-37

All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure

 75.49  79.16

ACO-38

All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions

 61.70  61.74

ACO-43

Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI #91))

 2.26  1.93

ACO-11

Use of Certified EHR Technology

 100.00  98.48

ACO-12

Medication Reconciliation

 84.54  75.32

ACO-13

Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk

 83.93  75.32

ACO-44

Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain

 80.00  67.32

ACO-14

Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization

 85.21  72.52

ACO-15

Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults

 88.54  72.92

ACO-16

Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up

 50.41  70.69

ACO-17

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

 91.34  90.48

ACO-18

Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan

 80.84  61.98

ACO-19

Colorectal Cancer Screening

 72.76  64.58

ACO-20

Breast Cancer Screening

 73.11  70.05

ACO-42

Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

 77.92  79.89

ACO-27

Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control

 10.43  16.74

ACO-41

Diabetes: Eye Exam

 57.22  50.37

ACO-28

Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure

 73.85  71.47

ACO-30

Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic

 92.23  86.86

 

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 “SERPA ACO, LLC” or “SERPA-ACO” to view the quality performance results. This ACO can also be found by using the ACO ID A91256 in the public use files on data.cms.gov.

Payment Rule Waivers

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