Mercy Health ACO Public Reporting

ACO Name and Location

Mercy Health ACO LLC
14528 South Outer Forty, Suite 100
Chesterfield, Missouri  63017

ACO Primary Contact

ACO Participants

Mercy Clinic East Communities
Mercy Clinic Adult Critical Care LLC
Mercy Clinic Adult Hospitalist - Jefferson LLC
Mercy Clinic Adult Hospitalists St. Louis LLC
Mercy Clinic Adult Hospitalists - Washington LLC
Mercy Clinic Burn and Plastic Surgery LLC
Mercy Clinic Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery LLC
Mercy Clinic Dermatology LLC
Mercy Clinic Endocrinology LLC
Mercy Clinic ENT LLC
Mercy Clinic Gastroenterology LLC
Mercy Clinic GYN Oncology LLC
Mercy Clinic Heart and Vascular LLC
Mercy Clinic Hyperbaric and Wound Care LLC
Mercy Clinic Infectious Disease LLC
Mercy Clinic Nephrology LLC
Mercy Clinic Neurology LLC
Mercy Clinic Oncology LLC
Mercy Clinic Ophthalmology LLC
Mercy Clinic Pain Management LLC
Mercy Clinic Palliative Care LLC
Mercy Clinic Podiatry LLC
Mercy Clinic Post Acute Services LLC
Mercy Clinic Pulmonology Washington LLC
Mercy Clinic Pulmonology - St Louis LLC
Mercy Clinic St Louis Cancer & Breast Institute LLC
Mercy Clinic Surgical Specialists LLC
Mercy Clinic Trauma & General Surgery LLC
Mercy Clinic Urology LLC
Mercy East Support Services
Mercy Neuropsychology Services LLC
Mercy Orthopaedic Trauma Services LLC
Mercy Clinic Anesthesiology Washington LLC
Mercy Clinic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry LLC
Mercy Clinic Child Neurology LLC
Mercy Clinic Children's Cancer and Hematology LLC
Mercy Clinic Children’s Critical Care LLC
Mercy Clinic Children’s Heart Center LLC
Mercy Clinic Children’s Hospitalists St Louis LLC
Mercy Clinic Children’s Infectious Disease LLC
Mercy Clinic Children's Palliative Care LLC
Mercy Clinic Children’s Respiratory & Sleep Medicine
Mercy Clinic Children's Surgery LLC
Mercy Clinic Children’s Urology LLC
Mercy Children’s Therapy and Development LLC
Mercy Care LLC
Jefferson Regional Outpatient Facilities LLC
Mercy Clinic Kids GI LLC
Mercy Clinic Kids Plastic Surgery LLC
Mercy Clinic Joplin LLC
Mercy Hospital Joplin
Mercy Clinic Fort Smith Communities
Mercy Health Northwest Arkansas Communities
Mercy Hospital Waldron
Memorial Medical Group Emergency Physicians LLC
Mercy Hospital Healdton, Inc
Mercy Hospital Logan County, Inc
Mercy Clinic Oklahoma Communities

Note:  No participants are involved in a joint venture between ACO professionals and hospitals. 

ACO Governing Body

  • Dr. Jesse Campbell,  Voting Member and Chair, Mercy Clinic Oklahoma Communities
  • Dr. Jason Hand, Voting Member, Mercy Clinic East Communities
  • Dr. Kelly Bain, Voting Member, Mercy Clinic East Communities
  • Dr. Lance Faddis, Voting Member, Mercy Health Northwest Arkansas Communities
  • Dr. Rowland T. Stewart, Voting Member, Mercy Clinic Fort Smith Communities
  • Dr. Tracy Godfrey, Voting Member, Mercy Clinic Joplin
  • Dr. Keith Starke, Voting Member, Mercy Clinic East Communities
  • Kathy  Irvine, Voting Member, Medicare Beneficiary Representative
  • Ed French, Voting Member, Medicare Beneficiary Representative
  • Shannon Sock, Non-voting Ex-officio Member, Mercy Executive Vice President Strategy, Chief Financial Officer
  • Fred Ford, Non-voting Ex-officio Member, Mercy Senior Vice President, Ambulatory Care
  • Dr. Jeffrey Ciaramita, Non-voting Ex-officio Member, Mercy Specialty Council Representative – Cardiology
  • Dr. David Chalk, Non-voting Ex-officio Member, Mercy Specialty Council Representative – Orthopedics

Key Clinical and Administrative Leadership

  • ACO Executive: James T Rogers, MD
  • Medical Director: Jesse Campbell, MD
  • Compliance Official: Tony Krawat
  • Quality Official: Debra Barnhart
  • Information Technology Official: Rowland T. Stewart, MD
  • Marketing Official: Nikki Viner

ACO Committees and Committee Leadership

  • Mercy Clinic Leadership Council:  Fred Ford and Fred McQueary, MD, co-chairs
  • Mercy ACT Transformation (MAT) Team:  James T. Rogers, MD and Adam Whitten, co-chairs
  • Mercy Clinic Community Operations Teams:
    • St. Louis:  John Hubert, MD and Andy Runge
    • Washington:  David Chalk, MD and Andy Runge
    • Joplin:  Tracy Godfrey, MD and Rodney Haynes
    • Northwest Arkansas:  Steve Goss, MD and Andy Thompson
    • Fort Smith, Arkansas:  Cole Goodman, MD and Amy Fore
    • West:  Cullen Thompson, MD and Kevin Goodwin

View Committee Structure

Types of ACO Participants or Combinations of Participants that Formed Mercy Health ACO

  • ACO professionals in a group practice arrangement
  • Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) billing under Method II
  • Rural health centers (RHC)

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • Performance Year 1: ¹ Not in operations
  • Performance Year 2014:  Not in operations
  • Agreement period beginning 2015, Performance Year 2015: $0

¹ Performance Year 1 for Shared Savings Program ACOs includes a 21- or 18-month period for ACOs with 2012 start dates and a 12-month period for ACOs with 2013 start dates.

How Shared Savings Are Distributed

If shared savings are received, the savings shall be distributed as follows:

Agreement period beginning 2015; performance year 2015:

  • Shared savings will first be used to cover Mercy investment in patient care  processes/resources
  • Remaining shared savings will be distributed to ACO participants based on performance on quality, service and patient satisfaction measures.

Payment Rule Waivers

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

Quality Performance Results

ACO quality performance results are included in the Quality Performance Results table.