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Accountable Care Organization (ACO) - Public Report

ACO Name and Location

Billings Clinic
2800 10th Ave N
Billings, MT 59101

ACO Primary Contact

Jan Bechtold
406-255-8468
jbechtold@billingsclinic.org

Organizational Information

ACO participants:

  • Billings Clinic

ACO participants in joint venture

  • N

ACO governing body

Member Last Name Member First Name Member Title/Position Member's Voting Power: expressed as a percentage or number Membership Type ACO Participant Legal Business Name/DBA, if applicable
Cook Keith Mr./Chair 1 Medicare Beneficiary Representative
Ellner Scott Dr./CEO 0 ACO Participant Representative Billings Clinic
Schallenkamp John Dr./Vice Chair 1 ACO Participant Representative

Billings Clinic

Duncan Heidi Dr. 1 ACO Participant Representative Billings Clinic
McDonald Eileen Ms. 1 Community Stakeholder Representative
Ott Joy Ms./Secretary 1 Community Stakeholder Representative
Snyderman Nancy Dr. 1 Community Stakeholder Representative
Fulton Elizabeth Ms./Treasurer 1 Community Stakeholder Representative
Bartholomew Craig Mr. 1 Community Stakeholder Representative
Bodnar Chelsea Ms. 1 Community Stakeholder Representative
Hirsh Wayne Mr. 1 Community Stakeholder Representative

Key ACO clinical and administrative leadership

  • Mr. Matthew Waller: ACO Executive
  • Dr. Michael Temporal: Medical Director
  • Matt Fredrickson-England: Compliance Officer
  • Mr. Matthew Waller: Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

Associated committees and committee leadership

  • Board Quality & Patient Safety Oversight Committee: Ms. Elizabeth Fulton, Chair
  • Audit & Compliance Committee: Mr. Craig Bartholomew, Chair
  • Executive Committee: Mr. Keith Cook, Chair
  • Finance Committee: Mr. Wayne Hirsch, Chair
  • Governance & Nominating Committee: Mr. Keith Cook, Chair
  • Investment Committee: Mr. Keith Cook, Chair
  • Physician Compensation Committee: Mr. Keith Cook, Chair
  • Regional Strategy Committee: Ms. Joy Ott, Chair

Types of ACO participants or combinations of participants that formed the ACO

  • ACO professionals in a group practice arrangement
  • Partnerships or joint venture arrangements between hospitals and ACO professionals

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • Third Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2020, $0
    • Performance Year 2019, $0
  • Second Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2019, $0
    • Performance Year 2018, $0
    • Performance Year 2017, $0
    • Performance Year 2016, $0
  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2015, $0
    • Performance Year 2014, $0
    • Performance Year 2013, $0

“Note: Our ACO participated in multiple performance years during Calendar Year 2019. Distribution of shared savings reported for Performance Year 2019 therefore represents the distribution of the net shared savings across all performance years in 2019 and is shown under all agreement periods in which the ACO operated during Calendar Year 2019.”

Shared Savings Distribution

  • Third Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2020
      • 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 2019
      • Proportion invested in infrastructure: N/A
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: N/A
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: N/A
  • 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
    • 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
  • First Agreement Period
    • 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
    • Performance Year 2014
      • 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 2013
      • 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

2020 Quality Performance Results

ACO Quality Performance Results 2020

“Please note, the ACO-40 Depression Remission at 12 months quality measure is not included in public reporting due to low sample size. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) also waived the requirement for ACOs to field a CAHPS for ACOs survey for PY 2020 through the Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule for Calendar Year 2021. Additionally, CMS reverted ACO-8 Risk-Standardized, All Condition Readmission and ACO-38 Risk-Standardized Acute Admission Rates for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions to pay-for-reporting, given the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE) on these measures.”

For Previous Years’ Financial and Quality Performance Results, please visit data.cms.gov.

Payment Rule Waivers

  • Waiver for Payment for Telehealth Services:
    • Our ACO clinicians provide telehealth services using the flexibilities under 42 CFR §425.612(f) and 42 CFR §425.613.

Related Information

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