Mary Washington Health Alliance Accountable Care Organization (ACO)

Medicare ACO's are comprised of groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers and suppliers who come together voluntarily to provide coordinated, high-quality care at lower costs to their participating Medicare patients. The Next Generation ACO Model is an initiative for ACO's that are experienced in coordinating care for populations of patients.

Mary Washington Health Alliance will build on Mary Washington Healthcare's (MWHC) rich 100-year history through partnerships with key stakeholders who share a common mission of improving the health of the population they serve. After completing three consecutive years in the Medicare Shared Savings Program and having shown savings and improved quality of care, the Alliance is ready to take on the road ahead within the Next Generation ACO.

As one of only 58 participants in the Next Generation ACO Model across the country, the Alliance will be able to build on the current level of coordinated care and will provide an enhanced quality of care at lower costs to Medicare patients. The Alliance chose to participate in the Next Generation ACO Model because we believe that this model allows the best opportunity to shift patient care away from a clinical model built for the fee-for-service payment environment and towards a whole-person population health-focused clinical model. By partnering with their patients in care decisions, NGACO Participants will achieve the goals of better health and better care for Medicare beneficiaries.

ACO Name and Location:

Mary Washington Health Alliance, LLC.
2300 Fall Hill Ave.
Suite 308A
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
Phone: 540.741.1557

ACO Primary Contact

Primary Contact Name Travis Turner
Primary Contact Phone Number (540) 741-1557
Primary Contact Email Address travis.turner@mwhc.com

Organizational Information

ACO Participants:

24/7 TLC dba Community Care Clinic
Access Eye Centers, P.C.
Blue Nile Medical Center, P.C.
Cardiology Associates of Fredericksburg, LTD.
CENTER FOR ORTHOPEDICS, INC., THE
Central Virginia Anesthesia Associates, LLC
Central Virginia Internal Medicine, P.L.C.
Central Virginia Ob Gyn Group Pc
Central Virginia Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Central Virginia Sleep Center, P.L.C.
Central Virginia Surgi-Center, L.P. (DBA Surgi-Center of Central VA)
Chancellor Internal Medicine
Colonial Internal Medicine Associates, PC
Commonwealth Internal Medicine
COOK, D.P.M., LTD., JOHN W.
Dermatology Center Pc
Diabetes and Thyroid Associates PC
Ear Nose and Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery Center of Frederick
Elite Women's Health, Inc.
Exigent Care Inc
Fairfax Medical Clinic LLC
Fall Hill Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd.
Family Care of Fredericksburg, PLC
Fredericksburg Anesthesia Services, LLC
Fredericksburg Christian Health Center
Fredericksburg Emergency Medical Alliance, Inc
Fredericksburg Foot & Ankle Center
Fredericksburg Orthopaedic Associates, P.C.
Gaertner Psychiatric PC
GAF Sedation, Pllc
Gastroenterology Associates Of Fredericksburg, P.C.
Internal Medicine of Virginia P.C.
Lee's Hill Family Physicians, P.C.
Lef, P.C. (DBA Sieht)
Mary Washington Healthcare Physicians
Mary Washington Medical Group Hospitalist Services, LLC
Maternal Fetal Specialists, P.C.
Mcmanus & Associates - Internal Medicine, P.C.
Medical & Urgent Care Center, P. C.
MediDoctors Home Health & Hospice, LLC
Meridian Independent Physician Group LLC
Metrohealth Internal Medicine PC
Murray, M.D., P.C., Patricia L. (DBA Gynecology Associates of Fred)
Neurology Associates Of Fredericksburg
New Beginnings OB/Gyn, P.C.
Nimali Fernando MD PLC (DBA Yum Pediatrics)
NS Family Medical Center Inc.
OBHG Virginia, LLC
Optimum Care LLC
Oracle Heart & Vascular, PLLC
Orthopedic Specialty Clinic, Ltd.
Pathology Associates of Fredericksburg
Pediatric Partners For Attention And Learning, Inc.
Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg
Polaris Heart & Vascular, PLLC
Psychiatric Care Inc.
PULMONARY ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG, INC.
Radiation Oncology Specialists of Central Virginia, PLC
RADIOLOGIC ASSOCIATES OF FREDERICKSBURG, LTD.
Rapidan Medical Center
Rappahannock Family Healthcare, Inc.
Rappahannock Gastroenterology Associates, PLC
RAPPAHANNOCK WOMEN'S HEALTH CENTER, P.C.
Rehabilitation Medicine Physicians, Inc.
Serenite Medical & Spa, Inc.
Stafford Hospital, LLC
Stafford Internal Medical Services
Tammy Leonard
Urology Associates of Frederickburg, P.C.
Virginia Cardiovascular Consultants, P.C.
Virginia Center for Allergy and Asthma, Inc, The
Virginia Dermatology And Skin Surgery Center
Virginia Interventional Spine Associates
Virginia Primary Care Associates PC
Virginia Urgent Care, LLC dba NextCare Urgent Care
VISTA EYE SPECIALISTS PC
Washington Eye Care Center, LLC, Mary
Washington Hospital, Inc., Mary
WeCare Medical Associates, LLC
William A. Hamilton, MD
Womens Health & Surgery Center LLC

There are no joint ventures between the Alliance ACO and any of its Next Generation Participants or Preferred Providers.


Associated committees and committee leadership
Travis Turner ACO Executive
Richard Lewis, MD Medical Director
Lauren Blalock Compliance Officer
Daniel Woodford, MD Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer
Key ACO clinical and administrative leadership
Member Member's Voting Power Membership Type ACO Participant TIN Legal Business Name/DBA, if Applicable
Last Name First Name Title/Position
Janus Thomas DO, Chairman/Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Rappahannock Family Heathcare, Inc.
McDermott Michael MD, Vice Chair/Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Washington Hospital, Inc., Mary
Bigoney Rebecca MD, Secretary/Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Washington Hospital, Inc., Mary
Frazier Jeffrey MD, Treasurer/Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg, Ltd.
McManus Patrick MD, Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative McManus & Associates Internal Medicine, PC
Vranian Robert MD, Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Virginia Cardiovascular Consultants, PC
Thott Kurian MD, Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Women’s Health and Surgery Center, Inc.
Szlyk Gregory MD, Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Urology Associates of Fredericksburg, PC
Amory Charles MD 0 Other – Community Physician Chancellor Pediatrics
Madiraju Krishna MD 1 Other – Community Physician Century Pediatrics, Inc.
McDermott Brian MD, Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Fredericksburg Orthopaedic Associates, PC
Sims Adam MD, Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Fredericksburg Emergency Medical Alliance, Inc.
Wenger Mark MD, Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Allergy Partners P.A. Inc. (Used in VA by Allergy Partners PA)
Woodford Daniel MD, Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Virginia Primary Care Associates, PC
McDowell Kenneth DO, Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Virginia Primary Care Associates, PC
Boldon William Voting Member 1 Medicare Beneficiary Representative N/A
Messing Frederick Voting Member 1 Community Stakeholder Representative N/A
Barden Sean Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Washington Hospital, Inc., Mary

ACO Governing Body

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

  • Networks of individual practices of ACO professionals
  • Partnerships or joint venture arrangements between hospitals and ACO professionals

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

First Agreement Period

  • Performance Year 2016, Saved $3.75 million shared savings $0
  • Performance Year 2015, Saved $3.5 million shared savings $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 Table

ACO#

Measure Number

Rate

ACO Mean

ACO-1 CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information 92.62 92.63
ACO-2 CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate 92.15 91.93
ACO-3 CAHPS: Patients' Rating of Provider 82.7 83.52
ACO-4 CAHPS: Access to Specialists 57.43 60
ACO-5 CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education 74.36 75.28
ACO-6 CAHPS: Shared Decision Making 74.36 75.28
ACO-7 CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status 72.39 71.82
ACO-34 CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources 26.6 27.52
ACO-8 Risk-Standardized, All Condition Readmission 14.74 14.7
ACO-35 Skilled Nursing Facility 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Measure (SNFRM) 18.58 18.17
ACO-36 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes 53.25 53.2
ACO-37 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure 73.97 75.23
ACO-38 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions 59.54 59.81
ACO-9 Ambulatory Sensitive Conditions Admissions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Asthma in Older Adults (AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI) #5) 16.55 9.27
ACO-10 Ambulatory Sensitive Conditions Admissions: Heart Failure (AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI) #8 ) 17.4 14.53
ACO-11 Percent of PCPs who Successfully Meet Meaningful Use Requirements 85.71 82.72
ACO-39 Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record 92.36 87.54
ACO-13 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 59.04 64.04
ACO-14 Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 56.05 68.32
ACO-15 Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults 78.71 69.21
ACO-16 Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow Up 82.14 74.45
ACO-17 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention 95 90.98
ACO-18 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan 30.68 53.63
ACO-19 Colorectal Cancer Screening 68.8 61.52
ACO-20 Breast Cancer Screening 45.01 67.61
ACO-21 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for High Blood Pressure and Follow-up Documented 76.53 76.84
ACO-42 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 81.12 77.72
ACO-27 Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control 15.41 18.24
ACO-41 Diabetes: Eye Exam 57.52 44.94
ACO-28 Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure 77.42 70.52
ACO-30 Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic 90.91 85.05
ACO-31 Heart Failure (HF): Beta-Blocker Therapy for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) 98.79 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%) 74.23 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 “Mary Washington Health Alliance, LLC.” to view the quality performance results. This ACO can also be found by using the ACO ID A07732 in the public use files on data.cms.gov.

For more information:

  • ACO Beneficiary Fact Sheet, Accountable Care Organizations and You: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for People with Medicare.
  • Visit www.cms.gov/ACO
  • Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) 24 hours a day/7 days a week. TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.