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 2017, $0
    • Performance Year 2016, $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

Quality Performance Results

2017 Quality Performance Results

ACO#Measure NameRateACO Mean
ACO-1 CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information 81.29 80.60
ACO-2 CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate 93.36 93.13
ACO-3 CAHPS: Patients' Rating of Provider 92.95 92.31
ACO-4 CAHPS: Access to Specialists 84.39 83.32
ACO-5 CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education 62.41 62.30
ACO-6 CAHPS: Shared Decision Making 76.54 75.85
ACO-7 CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status 75.38 73.05
ACO-34 CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources 19.60 25.68
ACO-8 Risk-Standardized, All Condition Readmission 15.27 15.01
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 66.53 61.74
ACO-43 Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI #91)) 2.02 1.93
ACO-11 Use of Certified EHR Technology 100.00 98.48
ACO-12 Medication Reconciliation 89.17 75.32
ACO-13 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 68.55 74.38
ACO-44 Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain 74.00 67.32
ACO-14 Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 66.79 72.52
ACO-15 Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults 77.32 72.92
ACO-16 Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow Up 68.83 70.69
ACO-17 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention 87.17 90.48
ACO-18 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan 57.54 61.98
ACO-19 Colorectal Cancer Screening 68.97 64.58
ACO-20 Breast Cancer Screening 75.46 70.05
ACO-42 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 82.59 79.89
ACO-27 Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control 11.9 16.74
ACO-41 Diabetes: Eye Exam 52.42 50.37
ACO-28 Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure 67.92 71.47
ACO-30 Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic 90.66 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 “Life Health Services, LLC” to view the quality performance results. This ACO can also be found by using the ACO ID A57853 in the public use files on data.cms.gov.

Payment Rule Waivers

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