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Accountable Care Organization

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What does an Accountable Care Organization mean for me and my care?

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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

Patrick Ganyo, Chief Executive Officer
Email: pat.ganyo@bryanhealth.org
Phone: 402-483-8893

ACO Participants

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

Bryan Physician Network
2221 S. 17th St., Suite 401
Lincoln, NE 68502
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

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

ACO Governing Body

Member
Last Name

Member
First Name
Member
Title/Position
Member's Voting Power - expressed as number Membership Type ACO Participant Legal Business Name/DBA, if applicable
Vandenhul Suzanne MD/Chair 1 ACO Participant Bryan Physician Network
Paulmeyer Steve MD/Vice-Chair 1 ACO Participant Beatrice Community Hospital & Health Center, Inc.
Heckman Jess MD 1 ACO Participant Bryan Physician Network
Griesen Jim Voting Member 1 ACO Participant
Gronewold Russ Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Bryan Medical Center
Russel Kim Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Bryan Medical Center
Haraldson Rick Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Beatrice Community Hospital & Health Center, Inc.
Mussman Rebekah Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Crete Area Medical Center
Clark Paul Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Merrick Medical Center

Key ACO Clinical & Administrative Leadership

Patrick Ganyo, ACO Executive

Stephen Russell, MD, Chief Medical Officer

Jim Evans, Compliance Officer

Stephen Russell, MD, Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

Associated Committees & Committee Leadership

Contract and Finance Committee: Russ Gronewold

Executive Committee: Suzanne Vandenhul, MD, Chair

Clinical Guidelines & Quality Assurance Committee: Stephen Russell, MD, Chair 

Contracting/Finance Committee: Steve Paulmeyer, 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

Our ACO did not participate in the Shared Savings Program in the 2017 performance year, therefore this section is not applicable at this time.

Payment Rule Waivers

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

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