Public Reporting Information

UnityPoint Accountable Care, L.C. (ACO) Public Reporting Information

ACO Name and Location:

UnityPoint Accountable Care, L.C.
1776 West Lakes Parkway, Suite 400
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Hours of Operation:
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

ACO Primary Contacts:

Pam Halvorson, Lead Executive
UnityPoint Accountable Care, L.C.
(515) 241-3767
E-Mail Accountable Care

Heather Nahas, Director, Regional Marketing
UnityPoint Health
E-Mail Heather

ACO Composition:

UnityPoint Accountable Care, L.C. is an Iowa limited liability company that brings together a diverse group of heath care providers, including hospitals, employed and independent physicians and other providers, as well as other health entities.

Governing Body:

UnityPoint Accountable Care, L.C. Board of Managers

Clinical and Administrative Leadership:

  • CEO: Susan Thompson, UnityPoint Health
  • Pam Halvorson, Lead Executive, UnityPoint Accountable Care
  • Medical Directors: Dr. Kyle Christiason, Dr. Julia Jenkins, Dr. Megan Romine, UnityPoint Clinic
  • ACO Compliance Officer: April Smith, UnityPoint Accountable Care

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • Performance Year 1 (2016): $10,527,767
  • Performance Year 2 (2017): $11,478,688
  • Performance Year 3 (2018): Pending

How Shared Savings Are Distributed

  • Reinvest in infrastructure: 0%
  • Distribution to ACO participants: 100%

Quality Performance Results

Each year, as part of the Next Generation ACO Model, the Center for Medicare Services (CMS) measures results across a number of different quality components, encompassing patient experience, care for at-risk patients, preventive care, and patient safety. The results help UnityPoint Accountable Care Participant providers understand how their patients who are aligned to the Next Generation ACO Model are doing in key aspects of their care and potential complications, as well as to identify ways they can positively impact a patient's care and quality of life.