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Accountable Care Organization

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An Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is a group of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers who work together to focus on quality of care, patient health care needs, patient experiences and costs.

ACO Name & Location

Bryan Health Connect, ACO, LLC
Previous Name: N/A
2300 S. 16th St.
Lincoln, NE 68502

ACO Primary Contact

John Findley, MD, President
Email: john.findley@bryanhealth.org
Phone: 402-483-8893

ACO Participants

Beatrice Community Hospital & Health Center
4800 Hospital Parkway
Beatrice, NE 68310
Participant in Joint Venture: No

Boone County Health Center
723 W. Fairview Street
Albion, NE 68620
Participant in Joint Venture: No

Bryan Physician Network
2221 S. 17th St., Suite 401
Lincoln, NE 68502
Participant in Joint Venture: No

Bryan Medical Center
1600 S. 48th St.
Lincoln, NE 68506
Participant in Joint Venture: No

Crete Area Medical Center
2910 Betten Drive
Crete, NE 68333
Participant in Joint Venture: No

Merrick Medical Center
1715 26th St.
Central City, NE 68826
Participant in Joint Venture: No

Saunders Medical Center
1760 County Road J
Wahoo, NE 68066
Participant in Joint Venture: No

ACO Governing Body

Key ACO Clinical & Administrative Leadership

  • ACO Executive: John Findley MD, President
  • Medical Director: Stephen Russell MD, Chief Medical Officer
  • Compliance Officer: Torri Criger, JD
  • Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer: Stephen Russell MD, Chief Medical Officer

Associated Committees & Committee Leadership

Executive Committee: Steve Paulmeyer, MD, Chair
Clinical Guidelines & Quality Assurance Committee: Stephen Russell, MD, Chair
Contract & Finance Committee: Jared Kramer, MD, Chair
Credentialing Committee: Les Spry MD, Chair

Types of ACO Participants, or combination of participants that formed the ACO

Partnerships or joint venture arrangements between hospitals and ACO professionals

Shared Savings & Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses: N/A

Shared Savings Distribution: N/A

Quality Performance Results

2020 Quality Performance Results:

ACO Quality Measure Number Measure Name Rate ACO Mean
ACO-43 Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI #91)) 1.05 0.95
ACO-13 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 67.27 84.97
ACO-14 Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 84.21 76.03
ACO-17 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention 88.57 81.67
ACO-18 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Depression and Follow-up Plan 74.45 71.46
ACO-19 Colorectal Cancer Screening 77.51 72.59
ACO-20 Breast Cancer Screening 74.51 74.05
ACO-42 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 74.70 83.37
ACO-27 Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control (>9%) 8.73 14.70
ACO-28 Controlling High Blood Pressure 63.61 72.87

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

Payment Rule Waivers

  • Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) 3-Day Rule Waiver: N/A
  • Waiver for Payment for Telehealth Services: N/A

Fraud and Abuse Waivers

  • ACO Pre-Participation Waiver: N/A
  • ACO Participation Waiver: N/A

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