Accountable Care Organization

Who We Are

Welcome to Cotton O’Neil ACO, LLC: A new way of providing health care.

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are groups of doctors and other health care providers who voluntarily work together with Medicare to give you high quality service and care at the right time in the right setting.

Cotton O’Neil physicians have agreed to participate in a Medicare ACO and to work closely with other doctors and health care providers in the ACO to coordinate care for Medicare beneficiaries who have traditional Medicare.

Cotton O’Neil ACO may share in any savings that result.

ACOs Don’t Change Your Medicare Benefits

  • An ACO is not a Medicare Advantage plan or an HMO plan.
  • If you have traditional Medicare, you still have the right to see any doctor or hospital who accepts Medicare, at any time.
  • Cotton O’Neil physicians may recommend that you see particular doctors for your specific health needs, but it’s always your choice about what doctors you see or hospitals you visit.

How Will An ACO Help My Doctor Coordinate My Care?

  • You benefit because your doctors will be part of a better coordinated team.
  • You may not have to fill out as many medical forms that ask for the same information.
  • Each of your doctors will not only know about the health issues they’ve treated, they will have a more complete picture of your health through talking with your other doctors.

Questions

If you have questions or concerns, you can talk with your Cotton O’Neil Primary Care physician or call Stormont Vail’s Health Connections at (785) 354-5225 (800) 432-2951 at any time (phones are answered 24/7).

You can also visit www.medicare.gov/acos.html or call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048). (TTY 785-354-5260)

ACO Name and Location:

Cotton O’Neil ACO, llc
1500 S.W. 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66604

ACO Primary Contact:

Primary Contact Name Todd Lutz
Primary Contact Phone Number (785) 354-6000
Primary Contact Email ToddLutz@stormontvail.org

Organizational Information:

ACO Participants

ACO Participants ACO Participant in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N)
STORMONT VAIL HEALTHCARE INC N
Cotton O’Neil Clinic Revocable Trust N
Pediatric Care IRRV Trust N

ACO Governing Body

Member Member’s Voting Power Membership Type ACO Participant TIN Legal Business Name/DBA, if applicable
Last Name First Name Title/Position
Stanek Janet Chairman/Secretary 1 ACO Participant Representative Stormont Vail HealthCare, Inc.
Donepudi Sridevi Vice Chairman 1 ACO Participant Representative Stormont Vail HealthCare, Inc.
Langland Robert Treasurer 1 ACO Participant Representative Stormont Vail HealthCare, Inc.
Cuevas Traci Board Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Cotton O’Neil Revocable Trust
Cutting Brad Board Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Cotton O’Neil Revocable Trust
Herrman Melissa Board Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Cotton O’Neil Revocable Trust
Jones Cliff Board Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Cotton O’Neil Revocable Trust
McKee Jed Board Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Cotton O’Neil Revocable Trust
O’Rourke Tracy Board Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Stormont Vail HealthCare, Inc.
Phillips Korri Board Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Cotton O’Neil Revocable Trust
Long Vernon Board Member 1 Medicare Beneficiary
Sartain Sarah Board Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Cotton O’Neil Revocable Trust
Voth Eric Board Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Stormont Vail HealthCare, Inc.
Wright George Board Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Cotton O’Neil Revocable Trust

Key Clinical and Administrative Leadership

Todd Lutz ACO Executive
Sridevi Donepudi, M.D. Medical Director
Christine Hogan-Newgren Compliance Officer
Sridevi Donepudi, M.D. Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership

Committee Name Committee Leader Name and Position
Finance Committee Robert Langland, Chair
Compliance Committee Christine Hogan-Newgren, Chair
Quality and Audit Committee Sridevi Donepudi, M.D., Chair
Membership Committee Tracy O’Rourke, Chair

Types of ACO Participants or Combination of Participants that Formed the ACO:

  • Hospital employing ACO professionals

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount Shared Savings and Losses

  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2016, $0
    • Performance Year 2015, $0

Shared Savings Distribution

  • First Agreement Period
    • 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

2016 Quality Performance Results:

ACO# Measure Name Rate ACO Mean
ACO-1 CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information 85.19 80.51
ACO-2 CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate 92.35 93.01
ACO-3 CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider 91.2 92.25
ACO-4 CAHPS: Access to Specialists 85.98 83.49
ACO-5 CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education 62.42 60.32
ACO-6 CAHPS: Shared Decision Making 75.31 75.40
ACO-7 CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status 71.69 72.30
ACO-34 CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources 28.05 26.97
ACO-8 Risk-Standardized, All Condition Readmission 14.85 14.7
ACO-35 Skilled Nursing Facility 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Measure (SNFRM) 18.57 18.17
ACO-36 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes 52.71 53.2
ACO-37 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure 75.93 75.23
ACO-38 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions 63.62 59.81
ACO-9 Ambulatory Sensitive Conditions Admissions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Asthma in Older Adults (AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI) #5) 7.02 9.27
ACO-10 Ambulatory Sensitive Conditions Admissions: Heart Failure (AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI) #8 ) 15.33 14.53
ACO-11 Percent of PCPs who Successfully Meet Meaningful Use Requirements 100 82.72
ACO-39 Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record 93.53 87.54
ACO-13 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 85.43 64.04
ACO-14 Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 87.18 68.32
ACO-15 Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults 95.16 69.21
ACO-16 Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow Up 96.77 74.45
ACO-17 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention 99.19 90.98
ACO-18 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan 87.4 53.63
ACO-19 Colorectal Cancer Screening 85.48 61.52
ACO-20 Breast Cancer Screening 83.87 67.61
ACO-21 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for High Blood Pressure and Follow-up Documented 93.95 76.79
ACO-42 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 86.38 77.72
ACO-27 Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control 9.68 18.24
ACO-41 Diabetes: Eye Exam 63.71 44.94
ACO-28 Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure 72.98 70.69
ACO-30 Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic 90.73 85.05
ACO-31 Heart Failure (HF): Beta-Blocker Therapy for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) 93.7 88.67
ACO-33 Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor or Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB) Therapy – for patients with CAD and Diabetes or Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVEF<40%) 83.71 79.67

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 “Cotton-O’Neil ACO llc” to view the quality performance results. This ACO can also be found by using the ACO ID A74448 in the public use files on data.cms.gov.

Payment Rule Waivers

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