The Health Network Of Western Kentucky, LLC

The Health Network of Western Kentucky, LLC is a team of doctors and healthcare 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.

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ACO Name and Location

The Health Network of Western Kentucky, LLC
Previous Names: N/A
PO Box 20007
Owensboro, KY 42304

ACO Primary Contact

Primary Contact Name: Tiffany Clark

Primary Contact Phone Number: 270-688-3210

Primary Contact Email Address: tiffany.clark@owensborohealth.org

Organizational Information

ACO Participants / ACO Participant in Joint Venture 

Oh Muhlenberg Llc / Yes
Owensboro Health Medical Group, Inc / Yes
Owensboro Health, Inc / Yes

ACO Governing Body

Member's First Name, Last Name, Title/Position

Member's Voting Power – Expressed as a percentage or number

Membership Type / ACO Participant TIN Legal Business Name/DBA, if Applicable

Greg Strahan, President & CEO

1

Voting Member / Owensboro Health, Inc


Francis DuFrayne, MD & Interim Medical Director

1

Voting Member & ACO Participant Representative / Owensboro Health Medical Group, Inc


Wathen Medley, Medicare Beneficiary Representative

1

Voting Member / Owensboro Health, Inc


John Farmer, MD

1

Voting Member / Owensboro Health Medical Group, Inc


James Tidwell, MD

1

Voting Member / Owensboro Health Medical Group, Inc


John Hackbarth, Executive VP / Chief Financial Officer

1

Voting Member / Owensboro Health, Inc


Debbie Bostic, Chief Nursing Officer

1

Voting Member / Owensboro Health Medical Group, Inc

Key ACO clinical and administrative leadership:

ACO Executive: Greg Strahan
Medical Director: Francis DuFrayne, MD
Compliance Officer: Roz Cordini
Quality Assurance / Improvement Officer: Tiffany Clark

Associated committees and committee leadership:

  • Primary Care Leadership Committee: Francis DuFrayne, MD, Chief Medical Officer
  • Shannon Parham, Director of Patient Experience: Shannon Parham, Director of Patient Experience

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)

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2017, $0
    • Performance Year 2016, $0
    • Performance Year 2015, $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
  • Performance Year 2016
    • Proportion invested in infrastructure: N/A
    • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: N/A
    • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: N/A
  • Performance Year 2015
    • 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 Reporting Period

ACO# : Measure Name
Rate
ACO Mean
ACO-1: CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information
82.71
80.60
ACO-2: CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate
94.24
93.13
ACO-3: CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider
93.59
92.31
ACO-4: CAHPS: Access to Specialists
84.92
83.32
ACO-5: CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education
54.24
62.30
ACO-6: CAHPS: Shared Decision Making
76.79
75.85
ACO-7: CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status
72.20
73.05
ACO-34: CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources
26.19
25.68
ACO-8: Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmission
14.66
15.01
ACO-37: All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure
75.45
79.16
ACO-38: All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions
59.69
61.74
ACO-43: Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI #91))
1.70
1.93
ACO-11: Use of Certified EHR Technology
100.00
98.48
ACO-12: Medication Reconciliation
79.03
75.32
ACO-13: Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk
72.29
74.38
ACO-44: Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain
67.05
67.32
ACO-14: Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization
61.70
72.52
ACO-15: Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults
71.49
72.92
ACO-16: Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up
63.35
70.69
ACO-17: Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention
96.83
90.48
ACO-18: Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan
56.24
61.98
ACO-19: Colorectal Cancer Screening
61.66
64.58
ACO-20: Breast Cancer Screening
77.42
70.05
ACO-42: Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
79.22
79.89
ACO-27: Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control
20.88
16.74
ACO-41: Diabetes: Eye Exam
49.00
50.37
ACO-28: Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure
64.92
71.47
ACO-30: Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic
93.49
86.86

Please note, the ACO-40 Depression Remission at 12 months quality measure is not included in public reporting due to low samples and the ACO-36 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes quality measure is not included in public reporting doe to a non-material technical error.

Note: In the Quality Performance Results file(s) above, search for “The Health Network of Western Kentucky, LLC” to view the quality performance results. This ACO can also be found by using the ACO ID A47101 in the public use files on data.cms.gov.

Payment Rule Waivers

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

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