PUBLIC REPORTING

As required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the information on this page contains the Public Reporting information for the Nebraska Health Network Accountable Care Organization.

ACO NAME AND LOCATION

NEBRASKA HEALTH NETWORK

9140 West Dodge Road, Suite 400
Omaha NE 68114

PRIMARY CONTACT

Lee J. Handke, PharmD, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Email: lhandke@nebraskahealthnetwork.com
Ph. 402-559-6464

Compliance Concerns

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ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION

ACO Participants

ACO Participants ACO Participant in Joint Venture (Yes or No)
Holmes & Munyon, PC N
West Broadway Clinic, PC N
Diabetes & Endocrine Associates, PC N
Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital N
Pulmonary Infectious Disease Associates, PC N
Nebraska Methodist Hospital N
RADIOLOGIC CENTER INC N
The Urology Center, PC N
Anesthesia West, PC N
Physicians Clinic Inc. N
Omaha OB-GYN Associates, PC N
MIDWEST GASTROINTESTINAL ASSOCIATES, PC N
UNMC Physicians N
Pulmonary Medicine Institute, PC N
Midwest Regional Health Services, LLC N
Nebraska Medical Center N

ACO Governing Body

  • Steven Bailey, MD

    Past Chairman, Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, Physicians Clinic Inc.

  • John J. Cannella, III, MD

    Director, Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, Physician's Clinic Inc.

  • Brent Crouse, MD

    Director, Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, UNMC Physicians

  • Don Darst, MD

    Chairman, Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, Midwest Regional Health Services, LLC

  • Stephanie Daubert

    Secretary, Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, UNMC Physicians

  • Jeff Francis

    Treasurer, Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, Physicians Clinic Inc.

  • Steve Goeser

    CEO/Director, Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, Physicians Clinic Inc.

  • Richard Hahn

    Director, Voting Member, Medicare Beneficiary

  • Jim Linder, MD

    CEO/Director, Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, UNMC Physicians

  • Bill Lydiatt, MD

    Director, Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, Physicians Clinic Inc.

  • William Shiffermiller, MD

    Director, Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, Physicians Clinic Inc.

  • Tom Tape, MD

    Director, Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, UNMC Physicians

  • Kent Willadsen, MD

    Director, Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, Physicians Clinic Inc.

  • Peter Whitted, MD, JD

    Past Chair, Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, UNMC Physicians

Non-Voting Members

  • Peggy Helget

    CNO, Non-Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, Physicians Clinic, Inc.

  • Cory Shaw

    COO, Non-Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, UNMC Physicians

Key ACO Clinical and Administrative Leadership

  • Lee J. Handke, PharmD, MBA

    ACO Executive

  • Michael Romano, MD

    Medical Director

  • DAVID WIRKA, MS, RRT

    Compliance Officer

  • Mallory Callahan, MPAS, PA-C

    Director of Population Health Management and Innovation

  • Lindsay Cosimano, APR

    Director of Marketing and Communications

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership

  • Value Based Performance Advisory Committee

    Michael Romano, MD, Chief Medical Officer

  • membership committee

    John Mitchell, MD, Chairman

  • Executive Committee of the Board

    Don Darst, MD, Chairman

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

Partnerships or joint venture arrangements between hospitals and ACO professionals

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

First Agreement Period

  • Performance Year 2019, $6,065,704

Shared Savings Distribution

First Agreement Period

  • Performance Year 2019
    • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 5%
    • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 5%
    • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 90%
quality performance results

2019 Quality Performance Results

ACO#Measure NameRateACO Mean
ACO-1CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments and Information89.3885.86
ACO-2CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate94.7694.11
ACO-3CAHPS: Patients' Rating of Provider93.7992.69
ACO-4CAHPS: Access to Specialists82.2581.54
ACO-5CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education61.0060.44
ACO-6CAHPS: Shared Decision Making60.6662.78
ACO-7CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status76.8573.79
ACO-34CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources28.6626.17
ACO-45CAHPS: Courteous and Helpful Office Staff 95.6592.84
ACO-46CAHPS: Care Coordination87.6286.89
ACO-08Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmission14.2814.86
ACO-38All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions61.7158.15
ACO-43Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality 2.101.87
ACO-13Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk90.6184.04
ACO-14Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization86.5874.77
ACO-17Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use, Screening and Cessation Intervention82.6178.04
ACO-18Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-Up86.0070.40
ACO-19Colorectal Cancer Screening81.5170.76
ACO-20Breast Cancer Screening83.3673.84
ACO-42Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease81.7082.17
ACO-40Depression Remission at Twelve Months2.5013.58
ACO-27Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control (>9%)9.5113.88
ACO-28Controlling High Blood Pressure78.3975.04

For previous years' financial and quality performance results, please visit data.cms.gov.

Note: In the Quality Performance Results file(s) above, search for “Nebraska Health Network, LLC” to view the quality performance results. This ACO can also be found by using the ACO ID A94589 in the public use files on data.cms.gov.

Payment Rule Waivers

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

RESOURCES

Additional Information Available via the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

For general questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations for Medicare Beneficiaries, please visit the Medicare website or call 1-800-MEDICARE or 1-800-633-4227. TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.

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