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, Executive Lead
UnityPoint Accountable Care, L.C.
1776 West Lakes Parkway, Suite 400
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 241-6206
E-Mail: Pam.Halvorson@unitypoint.org

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:

Governing Board Member Role Employer Voting Power
Dr. Mark Belz Board Member Iowa Kidney Physicians, P.C. 7.69%
Dr. Dave Williams Board Member UnityPoint at Home/
UnityPoint Clinic
7.69%
Dr. Francis "Rocky" Kane Board Member UnityPoint Clinic 7.69%
Mary Ann Osborn Board Member UnityPoint Health 7.69%
Dr. Steve Herwig Beneficiary Representative N/A 7.69%
Jennifer Vermeer Board Member University of Iowa Health Care 7.69%
Dr. Richard Schlepphorst Board Member Quincy Medical Group 7.69%
Richard Michael Consumer Advocate N/A 7.69%
Dr. Doug Timboe Board Member UnityPoint Clinic 7.69%
Dr. Clete Younger Board Member UnityPoint Clinic 7.69%
Michael Dewerff Board Member UnityPoint Health 7.69%
Dr. Vinay Kantamneni Board Member Cedar Valley Medical Specialists 7.69%
Dennis Duke Board Member UnityPoint Health 7.69%

Clinical and Administrative Leadership:

  • Chief Executive Officer: Susan Thompson, UnityPoint Accountable Care. Susan Thompson also serves as Senior Vice President, Integration and Optimization for UnityPoint Health.
  • Lead Executive: Pam Halvorson, UnityPoint Accountable Care
  • Medical Directors: 
    • Dr. Kyle Christiason, UnityPoint Accountable Care. Dr. Christiason also serves as a Physician with UnityPoint Clinic.
    • Dr. Julia Jenkins, UnityPoint Accountable Care. Dr. Jenkins also serves as a Physician with UnityPoint Clinic.
    • Dr. Megan Romine, UnityPoint Accountable Care. Dr. Romine also serves as a Physician with UnityPoint Clinic.
  • ACO Compliance Officer, April D. Smith, UnityPoint Accountable Care

Shared Savings/Losses

Performance Year 1 (2016):

$10,527,767

Performance Year 2 (2017):

$11,478,688

Performance Year 3 (2018):

Pending. Will be reported in Fall 2019

How Shared Savings Are Distributed

  • The proportion of Shared Savings invested in infrastructure, redesigned care processes, and other resources necessary to improve outcomes and reduce Medicare costs for beneficiaries:
    • Performance Year 1:  $0 (0%)
    • Performance Year 2:  $0 (0%)
    • Performance Year 3:  Pending will be reported in Fall 2019.
  • The proportion of Shared Savings distributed as to Next Generation Participants and Preferred Providers:
    • Performance Year 1:  $10,527,767 (100%)
    • Performance Year 2:  $11,478,686 (100%)
    • Performance Year 3:  Pending, will be reported in Fall 2019.

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. 

Joint Ventures

There are no joint ventures between or among the ACO and its Participants and Preferred Providers.