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Health Network Of Western Kentucky, LLC

The Health Network of Western Kentucky, LLC is a team of doctors and health care providers who work together to give coordinated, high-quality care to our Medicare patients. By sharing information and working cooperatively, our goal is to improve treatment for patients by reducing unnecessary procedures, duplication and errors.

The Health Network of Western Kentucky, LLC is an Accountable Care Organization, or ACO. Physicians and other providers participate voluntarily. As a Medicare patient, you are always free to seek care from a provider outside of the network.

Need more information about ACOs? Download the ACO Beneficiary Fact Sheet below.

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Organizational Information

ACO Participants In Joint Ventures Between ACO Professionals And Hospitals

ACO Participants

  • Owensboro Health, Inc
  • Owensboro Health Medical Group, Inc.

ACO Governing Body

  • Greg Strahan, President & CEO, Chairperson & Voting Member, Owensboro Health, Inc
  • Khanh Nguyen, DO Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, Owensboro Health Medical Group, Inc.
  • Wathen Medley, Voting Member, Medicare Beneficiary Representative
  • Francis DuFrayne, Voting Member 1, Other, Owensboro Health Medical Group, Inc.
  • John Farmer, Voting Member 1, Other, Owensboro Health Medical Group, Inc.
  • John Falcone, Voting Member 1, Other, Owensboro Health Medical Group, Inc.
  • John Hackbarth, Voting Member 1, Executive VP / Chief Financial Officer, Other, Owensboro Health, Inc.
  • Debbie Bostic, Voting Member 1, Chief Nursing Officer / Chief of Operations, Owensboro Heath Medical Group

Key Clinical & Administrative Leadership

  • ACO Executive: Greg Strahan, President & CEO
  • Medical Director: Francis DuFrayne, MD
  • Compliance Official: DeAnn Tucker, Director of Privacy & Security
  • Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer: Sharon Ford, Manager of Quality & PT Safety

ACO Committees & Committee Leadership

  • Primary Care Leadership Committee: Khanh Nguyen, DO, ACO Participant Representative
  • Member Engagement Beneficiary Committee: Megan Woosley, RN, Member Engagement Committee

Composition & Governance

Identification of the Types of ACO Participants or Combinations of Participants that Formed the ACO

ACO professionals in a group practice arrangement. Hospital employing ACO professionals. Rural Health Clinic (RHC).

The Health Network of Western Kentucky, LLC is made up of two participants: Owensboro Health, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Owensboro Health Medical Group, Inc. Owensboro Health Medical Group is a 180-member medical group.

All providers are employed by Owensboro Health Medical Group.

Shared Savings & Loses

This information is currently in review and will be posted once the review process is completed.

Agreement Period Beginning, Performance Year 2015: $0

Quality Performance Results

2015 Reporting Period
Measure Number Measure Name ACO Performance Rate Mean Performance Rate (SSP ACOs)
ACO-1 CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information 81.01 80.61
ACO-2 CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate 92.93 92.65
ACO-3 CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider 93.21 91.94
ACO-4 CAHPS: Access to Specialists 86.18 83.61
ACO-5 CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education 51.46 59.06
ACO-6 CAHPS: Shared Decision Making 72.89 75.17
ACO-7 CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status 70.07 72.30
ACO-34 CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources 26.77 26.87
ACO-8 Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmission 14.90 14.86
ACO-35 Skilled Nursing Facility 30-day All-Cause Readmission measure (SNFRM) 18.22 18.07
ACO-36 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes 57.96 54.60
ACO-37 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure 87.75 76.96
ACO-38 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions 73.61 62.92
ACO-9 Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Admissions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Asthma in Older Adults (AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI) #5) 1.51 1.11
ACO-10 Ambulatory Sensitive Conditions Admissions: Heart Failure (AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI) #8) 1.18 1.04
ACO-11 Percent of PCPs who Successfully Meet Meaningful Use Requirements 66.67% 76.22%
ACO-39 Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record 99.58% 84.07%
ACO-13 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 26.79% 56.46%
ACO-14 Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 32.16% 62.03%
ACO-15 Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults 34.41% 63.73%
ACO-16 Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up 54.84% 71.15%
ACO-17 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention 68.35% 90.16%
ACO-18 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan 0.20% 45.25%
ACO-19 Colorectal Cancer Screening 31.61% 60.06%
ACO-20 Breast Cancer Screening 64.30% 65.67%
ACO-21 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for High Blood Pressure and Follow-Up Documented 41.22% 70.04%
ACO-40 Depression Remission at Twelve Months NA NA
ACO-27 Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control 42.48% 20.38%
ACO-41 Diabetes: Eye Exam 3.76% 41.05%
ACO-28 Hypertension: Controlling High Blood Pressure 59.19% 69.62%
ACO-30 Ischemic Vascular Disease: Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic 89.80% 83.82%
ACO-31 Heart Failure: Beta-Blocker Therapy for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) 85.88% 87.22%
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%) 70.90% 77.73%
Table Key

CAHPS = Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, PQI = Prevention Quality Indicator, LVSD = Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction, ACE = Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme, ARB = Angiotensin Receptor Blocker, CAD = Coronary Artery Disease

* = Measure required beginning Reporting Year 2015

N/A = Reporting on the depression remission measure is not required for 2015, as indicated by N/A

Click Here To Review The Public Reporting Guidance

Shared Savings Distribution

Agreement Period Beginning 2015, Performance Year 2015: $0

Payment Rule Waivers

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

Questions

If you have questions or concerns, you can call us at 270-688-5147, make an appointment to see your doctor or primary care provider, or bring it up next time you’re in your doctor’s office.

You also can call 800-MEDICARE and tell the representative you’re calling about ACOs, or visit Medicare.gov's page on ACOs.

Contact The Health Network Of Western Kentucky, LLC

The Health Network of Western Kentucky, LLC is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Administrative Office
The Health Network of Western Kentucky, LLC
2401 New Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
Mailing Address
The Health Network of Western Kentucky, LLC
P.O. Box 20007
Owensboro, KY 42304

ACO Primary Contact
Megan Woosley, megan.woosley@owensborohealth.org
270-688-4172

ACO Executive
Greg Strahan

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