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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, Kentucky 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 participants ACO Participant in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N)
OH Muhlenberg, LLC Y
Owensboro Health Medical Group, Inc Y
Owensboro Health, Inc Y

ACO Governing Body:

Member

Member's Voting Power

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

Nguyen

Khanh

DO & Medical Director

1

Voting Member & ACO Participant Representative

Owensboro Health Medical Group, Inc

Medley

Wathen

Medicare Beneficiary Representative

1

Voting Member

Owensboro Health, Inc

DuFrayne

Francis

MD

1

Voting Member

Owensboro Health Medical Group, Inc

Farmer

John

MD

1

Voting Member

Owensboro Health Medical Group, Inc

Falcone

John

MD, FACS, MS

1

Voting Member

Owensboro Health Medical Group, Inc

Hackbarth

John

Executive VP / Chief Financial Officer, Other, Owensboro Health, Inc.

1

Voting Member

Owensboro Health, Inc

Bostic

Debbie

Chief Nursing Officer / Chief of Operations

1

Voting Member

Owensboro Health Medical Group, Inc

Key ACO clinical & administrative leadership:

Greg Strahan ACO Executive
Khanh Nguyen Medical Director
Roz Cordini Compliance Officer
Tiffany Clark Quality Assurance /Improvement Officer

Associated committees and committee leadership:

Committee Name Committee Leader Name and Position
Primary Care Leadership Committee Khanh Nguyen, DO Medical Director
Member Engagement Beneficiary Committee Tiffany Clark

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 2016, $0
    • Performance Year 2015, $0

Shared Savings Distribution

  • First Agreement Period
    • 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

2016 Reporting Period

ACO#
Measure Name Rate ACO Mean
ACO-1 CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information 83.84 80.51
ACO-2 CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate 93.45 93.01
ACO-3 CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider 92.89 92.25
ACO-4 CAHPS: Access to Specialists 84.36 83.49
ACO-5 CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education 53.56 60.32
ACO-6 CAHPS: Shared Decision Making 76.07 75.40
ACO-7 CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status 71.61 72.30
ACO-34 CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources 26.73 26.97
ACO-8 Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmission 14.57 14.70
ACO-35 Skilled Nursing Facility 30-day All-Cause Readmission measure (SNFRM) 18.46 18.17
ACO-36 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes 66.32 53.20
ACO-37 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure 89.79 75.23
ACO-38 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions 71.16 59.81
ACO-9 Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Admissions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Asthma in Older Adults (AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI) #5) 10.97 9.27
ACO-10 Ambulatory Sensitive Conditions Admissions: Heart Failure (AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI) #8) 16.55 14.53
ACO-11 Percent of PCPs who Successfully Meet Meaningful Use Requirements 100.00 82.72
ACO-39 Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record 66.26 87.54
ACO-13 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 52.47 64.04
ACO-14 Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 43.86 68.32
ACO-15 Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults 62.56 69.21
ACO-16 Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up 55.59 74.45
ACO-17 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention 67.94 90.98
ACO-18 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan 40.17 53.63
ACO-19 Colorectal Cancer Screening 52.16 61.52
ACO-20 Breast Cancer Screening 71.82 67.61
ACO-21 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for High Blood Pressure and Follow-Up Documented 54.45 76.79
ACO-42 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 73.91 77.72
ACO-27 Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control 29.97 18.24
ACO-41 Diabetes: Eye Exam 25.44 44.94
ACO-28 Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure 64.75 70.69
ACO-30 Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic 71.95 85.05
ACO-31 Heart Failure (HF): Beta-Blocker Therapy for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) 65.79 88.67
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%) 81.54 79.67

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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