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

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

  • Brent Crouse, MD

    Director, Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, UNMC Physicians

  • Don Darst, MD

    Chair-Elect, 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 Representative

  • Jim Linder, MD

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

  • William Shiffermiller, MD

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

  • Tom Tape, MD

    Director, Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, UNMC Physicians

  • Ken Tiojanco, MD

    Director, Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, Anesthesia West, PC

  • 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, Jennie Edmondson Memorial Hospital

  • 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

  • Michael Battreall

    Compliance Officer

  • Mallory Callahan, MPAS, PA-C

    Director of Population Health 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

    Steven Bailey, 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 2017: $0

Shared Savings Distribution

First 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
quality performance results

2017 Quality Performance Results

ACO#Measure NameRateACO Mean
ACO-1CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments and Information83.8980.60
ACO-2CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate92.3993.13
ACO-3CAHPS: Patients' Rating of Provider92.4392.31
ACO-4CAHPS: Access to Specialists84.4883.32
ACO-5CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education60.1062.30
ACO-6CAHPS: Shared Decision Making72.0975.85
ACO-7CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status72.2473.05
ACO-34CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources25.2825.68
ACO-8Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmission14.3915.01
ACO-35Skilled Nursing Facility 30-day All Cause Readmission Measure (SNFRM)17.5018.46
ACO-37All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure80.4879.16
ACO-38All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions63.8861.74
ACO-43Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI #91))1.881.93
ACO-11Use of Certified EHR Technology100.0098.48
ACO-12Medication Reconciliation90.7575.32
ACO-13Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk72.6274.38
ACO-44Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain61.1867.32
ACO-14Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization83.3772.52
ACO-15Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults86.1872.92
ACO-16Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-up59.1770.69
ACO-17Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use, Screening and Cessation Intervention94.8290.48
ACO-18Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-Up69.6461.98
ACO-19Colorectal Screening64.0364.58
ACO-20Breast Cancer Screening77.5270.05
ACO-42Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease88.3679.89
ACO-27Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control8.8716.74
ACO-41Diabetes: Eye Exam61.4750.37
ACO-28Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure72.3271.47
ACO-30Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic88.3186.86

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 “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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