Public Reporting


ACO Public Reporting

In accordance with guidelines set in place by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, our ACO — the HealthCare Partners of the North Country — makes the following performance data available to the public. For general questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations, please visit www.medicare.gov/acos.html or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.

public reportingACO Name and Location:
HealthCare Partners of the North Country, LLC.
Previous Names: N/A
120 Washington St., Suite 230
Watertown, NY 13601

ACO Primary Contact:
Laura Yott
315-755-2020 ext. 32
lyott@northcountryinitiative.org


Organizational Information:

ACO participants:

  • Carthage Area Hospital, Inc.
  • Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center
  • Claxton Medical, PC
  • Clifton Fine Health Care Corporation
  • Family Medicine of Carthage, PC
  • Karen A. Williams, MD, PC
  • Lowville Medical Associates, LLP
  • North Country Family Health Center, Inc.
  • River Hospital, Inc.
  • Samaritan Medical Center
  • Samaritan Medical Practice, PC
  • Town of Massena
  • Watertown Internists, PC

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

ACO Governing Body:

  • Collins Kellogg, MD: Chairman, Voting Member (1 vote), ACO Participant Representative, Watertown Internists, PC
  • Jack Rush, MD: Vice-Chairman, Voting Member (1 vote), ACO Participant Representative, Samaritan Medical Center
  • David Rechlin, DO: Secretary, Voting Member (1 vote), ACO Participant Representative, Samaritan Medical Center
  • Emily Mastaler: Treasurer, Voting Member (1 vote), ACO Participant Representative, River Hospital, Inc.
  • Jason White, MD: Assistant Treasurer, Voting Member (1 vote), ACO Participant Representative, Watertown Internists, PC
  • Mario Victoria, MD: Compliance Officer, Voting Member (1 vote), ACO Participant Representative, Samaritan Medical Center
  • Steve Lyndaker, MD: Medical Director, Voting Member (1 vote), ACO Participant Representative, Lowville Medical Associates, LLP
  • David Bender: Voting Member (1 vote), ACO Participant Representative, Town of Massena
  • Thomas Carman: Voting Member (1 vote), ACO Participant Representative, Samaritan Medical Center
  • Richard Duvall: Voting Member (1 vote), ACO Participant Representative, Carthage Area Hospital, Inc.
  • Jeanne Emery, PsyD: Voting Member (1 vote), ACO Participant Representative, North Country Family Health Center, Inc.
  • David Flint, MD: Voting Member (1 vote), ACO Participant Representative, Samaritan Medical Center
  • Bradley Frey, RPA: Voting Member (1 vote), ACO Participant Representative, River Hospital, Inc.
  • Michael Gordon, MD: Voting Member (1 vote), ACO Participant Representative, Carthage Area Hospital, Inc.
  • Jeffrey Perrine, FNP: Voting Member (1 vote), ACO Participant Representative, Carthage Area Hospital, Inc.
  • Katherine Richey, FNP: Voting Member (1 vote), ACO Participant Representative, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center
  • Amanda Rydberg, PA: Voting Member (1 vote), ACO Participant Representative, River Hospital, Inc.
  • Michael Seidman, MD: Voting Member (1 vote), ACO Participant Representative, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center
  • John Slattery: Medicare Beneficiary Representative (1 vote), N/A
  • Dierdra Sorrell: Voting Member (1 vote), ACO Participant Representative, Clifton-Fine Health Care Corporation
  • Karen Williams, MD: Voting Member (1 vote), ACO Participant Representative, Karen A. Williams, MD, PC
  • Caryn White, LCSW-R: Voting Member (1 vote), Community Stakeholder Representative, N/A
  • TBD: Voting Member (1 vote), ACO Participant Representative, Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center
  • TBD: Voting Member (1 vote), ACO Participant Representative, Clifton-Fine Health Care Corporation
  • TBD: Voting Member (1 vote), ACO Participant Representative, Town of Massena

Key ACO Clinical & Administrative Leadership:

  • ACO Executive: Joanna Loomis
  • Medical Director: Steve Lyndaker, MD
  • Compliance Officer: Tom Zecher
  • Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer: Jeff Bazinet

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership:

  • Professional Education & Workforce Committee: David Rechlin, DO – Committee Chair
  • Contracting/Finance Committee: Emily Mastaler, Committee Chair
  • Compliance Committee: Mario Victoria, MD – Committee Chair
  • CIO/HIT Committee: Jack Rush, MD – Committee Chair
  • Medical Management/Quality Committee: Steve Lyndaker, MD – Committee Chair

Types of ACO Participants, or combinations of participants, that formed the ACO:

  • Partnerships or joint venture arrangements between hospitals and ACO professionals

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • Second Agreement Period:
    • Performance Year 2019 — $0
    • Performance Year 2018 — $0
  • First Agreement Period:
    • Performance Year 2017 — $0
    • Performance Year 2016 — $0
    • Performance Year 2015 — $0

Shared Savings Distribution

  • Second Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2019
      • 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 2018
      • Proportion invested in infrastructure — N/A
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources — N/A
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants — N/A
  • 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
    • 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

2019 Quality Performance Results

 

For previous years’ financial and quality performance results, please visit data.cms.gov.