Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Name and Location

Life Health Services, LLC
28 Crescent Street
Middletown, CT 06457

ACO Primary Contact

Primary Contact Name: Robert O'Mara
Primary Contact Phone: (203) 732-7432
Primary Contact Email Address: romara@griffinhealth.org

Organizational Information

ACO Participants

ACO ParticipantsACO Participant in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N)
Carlos Schweitzer, MD N
MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL Y
The Griffin Hospital Y
Robin Mahabir, M.D., P.C N
GRIFFIN FACULTY PHYSICIANS, INC. N
MHS PRIMARY CARE, INC N
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, LLC N
Sudipta & Bindu Dey, MD, Inc. N

ACO Governing Body

MemberMember's Voting PowerMembership TypeACO Participant TIN Legal Business Name/DBA, if Applicable
Last NameFirst NameTitle/Position
Capece Vincent Chief Executive Officer 1 ACO Participant Representative Middlesex Hospital
Charmel Patrick Chief Operating Officer 1 ACO Participant Representative The Griffin Hospital
Dr. Browne Fred Chief Medical Officer 1 ACO Participant Representative Griffin Faculty
Physicians, Inc.
Dr. Cordero Israel Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative MHS Primary Care, Inc
Dr. Douglass Alan Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Middlesex Hospital
Dr. Farens John Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Griffin Faculty
Physicians, Inc.
Dr. Hyde III Robert Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, LLC
Dr. Kramer Adriel Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Middlesex Hospital
Dr. Siegel S. Jonathan Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative MHS Primary Care, Inc
Dr. Ward Kenneth Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Griffin Faculty
Physicians, Inc.
Andreana Joseph Medicare Beneficiary Representative 1 Medicare Beneficiary Representative  
MacMillian Bruce Medicare Beneficiary Representative 1 Medicare Beneficiary Representative  

Key ACO Clinical and Administrative Leadership

Vincent Capece Jr ACO Executive
Dr. Fred Browne Medical Director
Todd Liu Compliance Officer
Dr. Fred Browne Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership

Committee NameCommittee Leader Name and Position
Quality and Care Coordination Committee Dr. Fred Browne & Dr. Alan Douglass; Co-Chairpersons
Utilization & Financial Outcomes Committee Barbara Carpenter & Jeanne O'Brien; Co-Chairpersons
Data Analytics & Security Committee Jeanne O'Brien & Andrew Shelton; Co-Chairpersons
Compliance Committee Todd Liu & Susan Martin; Co-Chairpersons
Finance, Audit & Shared Savings Committee Susan Martin & Mark O'Neill; Co-Chairpersons
Marketing & Public Relations Committee Barbara Carpenter & Jeanne O'Brien; Co-Chairpersons

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

Networks of individual practices of ACO professionals

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings / Losses:

  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2018, $0
    • Performance Year 2017, $0
    • Performance Year 2016, $0

Shared Savings Distribution:

  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2018
      • 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 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

Quality Performance Results

2018 Quality Performance Results

ACO#Measure NameRateACO Mean
ACO-1 CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information 86.40 86.14
ACO-2 CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate 94.21 93.93
ACO-3 CAHPS: Patients' Rating of Provider 93.13 92.45
ACO-4 CAHPS: Access to Specialists 77.97 81.50
ACO-5 CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education 59.85 59.26
ACO-6 CAHPS: Shared Decision Making 62.01 61.94
ACO-7 CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status 74.86 73.35
ACO-34 CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources 24.37 26.26
ACO-8 Risk-Standardized, All Condition Readmission 15.17 14.98
ACO-35 Skilled Nursing Facility 30-day All-Cause Readmission measure (SNFRM) 18.07 18.59
ACO-37 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure 81.92 76.75
ACO-35 Skilled Nursing Facility 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Measure (SNFRM) 18.26 18.46
ACO-37 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure 87.00 79.16
ACO-38 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions 61.32 59.00
ACO-43 Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI #91)) 1.92 1.98
ACO-11 Use of Certified EHR Technology 100.00 98.20
ACO-12 Medication Reconciliation 90.86 85.91
ACO-13 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 82.25 79.73
ACO-44 Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain 72.41 64.36
ACO-14 Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 68.32 72.71
ACO-15 Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults 79.07 75.97
ACO-16 Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow Up 78.75 76.83
ACO-17 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention 70.97 72.81
ACO-18 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan 58.63 66.74
ACO-19 Colorectal Cancer Screening 67.06 68.27
ACO-20 Breast Cancer Screening 70.34 71.96
ACO-42 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 79.59 81.47
ACO-27 Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control 13.41 15.51
ACO-41 Diabetes: Eye Exam 48.28 52.42
ACO-28 Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure 70.75 73.10
ACO-30 Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic 90.35 88.92

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 “Life Health Services, LLC” to view the quality performance results. This ACO can also be found by using the ACO ID A3004 in the public use files on data.cms.gov.

Payment Rule Waivers

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