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
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:

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

ACO Governing Body:

Member

Member'sVoting Power – Expressed as a percentage or number

Membership Type

ACO Participant TIN Legal Business Name/DBA, if Applicable

Last Name First Name Title/Position
Strahan Greg President & CEO 1 Voting Member Owensboro Health, Inc
DuFrayne Francis MD & Interim Medical Director 1 Voting Member & ACO Participant Representative Owensboro Health Medical Group, Inc
Medley Wathen Medicare Beneficiary Representative 1 Voting Member Owensboro Health, Inc
Farmer John MD 1 Voting Member Owensboro Health Medical Group, Inc
Tidwell James MD 1 Voting Member Owensboro Health Medical Group, Inc
Hackbarth John Executive VP / Chief Financial Officer 1 Voting Member Owensboro Health, Inc
Bostic Debbie 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-35 Skilled Nursing Facility 30-day All-Cause Readmission measure (SNFRM) 18.64 18.46
ACO-36 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes 56.20 53.95
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.

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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