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Accountable Care Organization (ACO) - Public Report

ACO Name and Location

Billings Clinic
2800 Tenth Ave North
P.O. Box 37000
Billings, MT 59107-7000

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

  • Ms. Joy Ott: Voting Member and Chair, Community Stakeholder Representative
  • Dr. Clayton “Tersh” McCracken: Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative
    • ACO Participant TIN: 81-0231784 Billings Clinic
  • Dr. Robert Pueringer: Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative
    • ACO Participant TIN: 81-0231784 Billings Clinic
  • Dr. Randall Gibb: Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative
    • ACO Participant TIN: 81-0231784 Billings Clinic
  • Ms. Lil Anderson: Voting Member and Secretary, Medicare Beneficiary Representative
  • Ms. Penni Nance: Voting Member and Vice Chair, Community Stakeholder Representative
  • Ms. Elizabeth Fulton: Voting Member and Treasurer, Community Stakeholder Representative
  • Mr. Craig Bartholomew: Voting Member, Community Stakeholder Representative
  • Mr. Keith Cook: Voting Member, Community Stakeholder Representative
  • Mr. David Brown: Voting Member and Past Chair, Community Stakeholder Representative
  • Dr. Frank Reed: Voting Member, Community Stakeholder Representative
  • Mr. Wayne Hirsh: Voting Member, Community Stakeholder Representative
  • Mr. William (Bill) Ebzery: Voting Member, Community Stakeholder Representative

Key ACO clinical and administrative leadership

  • Dr. Randall Gibb: ACO Executive
  • Dr. Michael Temporal: Medical Director
  • Mr. Jeremy Lougee: Compliance Officer
  • Ms. Jackie Hines: Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

Associated committees and committee leadership

  • Board Quality & Patient Safety Oversight Committee: Dr. Tersh McCracken, Chair
  • Audit & Compliance Committee: Mr. Craig Bartholowmew, Chair
  • Executive Committee: Ms. Joy Ott, Chair
  • Finance Committee: Ms. Elizabeth Fulton, Chair
  • Governance & Nominating Committee: Ms. Joy Ott, Chair
  • Investment Committee: Mr. David Brown, Chair
  • Physician Compensation Committee: Ms. Joy Ott, 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

  • Second Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2016, $0
  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2015, $0
    • Performance Year 2014, $0
    • Performance Year 2013, $0

Shared Savings Distribution

  • Second Agreement Period
    • 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

2016 Quality Performance Results

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

ACO Quality Performance Results 2015

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 “Billings Clinic” to view the quality performance results. This ACO can also be found by using the ACO ID A51491 in the public use files on data.cms.gov.

Payment Rule Waivers

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

Download the Report

Download the 2016 Shared Savings Program ACO Public Report PDF.

Related Information

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