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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
Ott Joy Ms./Chair 1 Community Stakeholder Representative
Ellner Scott Dr./CEO 0 ACO Participant Representative Billings Clinic
Schallenkamp John Dr. 1 ACO Participant Representative

Billings Clinic

Pueringer Robert Dr. 1 ACO Participant Representative Billings Clinic
Anderson Lil Ms./Secretary 1 Medicare Beneficiary Representative
Nance Penni Ms./Vice Chair 1 Community Stakeholder Representative
Fulton Elizabeth Ms./Treasurer 1 Community Stakeholder Representative
Bartholomew Craig Mr. 1 Community Stakeholder Representative
Cook Keith 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
  • Mr. Matthew Waller: 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: Ms. Joy Ott, Chair
  • Finance Committee: Mr. Wayne Hirsch, Chair
  • Governance & Nominating Committee: Ms. Joy Ott, Chair
  • Investment Committee: Mr. Keith Cook, Chair
  • Physician Compensation 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 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. Shared savings/losses amount reported for Performance Year 2019 therefore represents net shared savings or losses 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 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

    2019 Quality Performance Results

    Click the table below to open this table as a pdf.

    ACO Quality Performance Results 2017

    "Please note, the ACO-40 Depression Remission at 12 months quality measure is not included in public reporting due to low samples."

    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.

    Download the Report

    Download the 2018 Shared Savings Program ACO Public Report PDF.

    Related Information

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