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Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization

In January 2014, CaroMont was selected to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization (ACO) sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Through the Shared Savings Program, CaroMont works with CMS to provide Medicare beneficiaries with high quality service and care, while reducing the growth in Medicare expenditures through enhanced care coordination.

CaroMont shares resources and information about its participation as a Medicare Shared Savings ACO on this page of our web site.

ACO Name and Location

CaroMont ACO
2525 Court Drive
Gastonia, North Carolina 28054

ACO Primary Contact

Betty J. Herbert
betty.herbert@caromonthealth.org
704-834-4532

Composition of ACO:

  • Partnership between hospitals and ACO professionals

ACO Participants

  • CaroMont Medical Group INC
  • CaroMont South Point LLC
  • Ashley Womens CMG LLC
  • Gaston Memorial Hospital, Inc. dba CaroMont Regional Medical Center
  • CaroMont Health Services, Inc. dba Courtland Terrace
  • CaroMont Health Services, Inc. dba CaroMont Specialty Surgery
  • Hospice of Gaston County, Inc

CaroMont ACO Governing Body

Dr. Andrew Dyksterhouse, Voting Member and Chair, CaroMont South Point LLC

Dr. Jacqueline Folks, Voting Member, CaroMont Medical Group INC

Dr. Rachel Miller, Voting Member, Ashley Womens CMG LLC

David O’Connor, Voting Member, Gaston Memorial Hospital, Inc. dba CaroMont Regional Medical Center

Kathleen Besson, Voting Member, CaroMont Health Services, Inc. dba Courtland Terrace and CaroMont Health Services, Inc. dba CaroMont Specialty Surgery

Andrea Serra, Voting Member, Hospice of Gaston County, Inc

Mr. Jake Gray, Voting Member, Medicare Beneficiary Representative

CaroMont ACO Committees and Key Leadership Personnel

  • Physician Leadership Council – Dr. David Rinehart, Chair
  • Quality and Peer Review Committee – Dr. Mark Thompson, Chair
  • Finance  and Operations Committee – Dr. Andrew Dyksterhouse, Chair
  • Executive Compliance Committee – Wendy Wright, Chair
  • Patient Safety/Risk Management Steering Committee – Lynda Marion-Cassaro and Anna Lattimore, Co-Chairs

Aggregate Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

No shared savings have been achieved or losses incurred for reporting at this time.

How Shared Savings Are Distributed

Our two guiding principles are that (1) any shared savings payment will first go to offset the infrastructure of the ACO and (2) any remaining savings by service category will be allocated by provider pool to the ACO Participants according to a methodology that adequately compensates and encourages providers to make appropriate practice pattern changes to improve quality, efficiency and the patient experience.

Where Can I Find More Information About ACOs?

Many common questions about ACOs are answered in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ACO Beneficiary Fact Sheet, Accountable Care Organizations and You: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for People with Medicare.

For more information about ACOs, you can do the following:

  • Visit the Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare
  • Talk to your doctor
  • Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) 24 hours a day/7 days a week. TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048 for questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations

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