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Accountable Care

Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organization

In January 2014, CaroMont Health 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 Health 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 Health shares resources and information about its participation as a Medicare Shared Savings ACO on this page of our website.

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

Organizational Information

ACO Participants

  • CaroMont Medical Group INC

ACO Participants in Joint Ventures between ACO Professionals and Hospitals

  • No participants are involved in a joint venture between ACO professionals and hospitals.

ACO Governing Body

  • Dr. Jay Petruska, Voting Member and Chair, ACO Participant, CaroMont Medical Group INC
  • Ms. Kathleen Besson, Voting Member, ACO Participant, CaroMont Medical Group INC
  • Dr. Andrew Dyksterhouse, Voting Member, ACO Participant, CaroMont Medical Group INC
  • Dr. Rachel Miller, Voting Member, ACO Participant, CaroMont Medical Group INC
  • Mr. David O’Connor, Voting Member, ACO Participant, CaroMont Medical Group INC
  • Dr. Costa Andreou, Voting Member, ACO Participant, CaroMont Medical Group INC
  • Ms. Mary Trimmer, Voting Member, Medicare Beneficiary Representative

Key Clinical and Administrative Leadership

  • ACO Executive - Mr. Chris Peek
  • Medical Director - Dr. Costa Andreou
  • Compliance Official - Ms. Cathy Jorgensen
  • Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer – Ms. Cindy Burton, RN, BSN

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership

  • Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee - Dr. Andrew Dyksterhouse, Chair
  • Compliance Committee – Ms. Cathy Jorgensen
  • Physician Leadership Council – Dr. Jay Petruska, Chair
  • Finance and Operations Committee – Dr. Harry Caulfield, Chair

Types of ACO Participants that Formed the ACO

  • ACO professionals in a group practice arrangement
  • Networks of individual practices of ACO professionals
  • Partnerships between hospitals and ACO professionals

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • Second Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2018, $0
    • Performance Year 2017, $0
  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2016, $5,146,102
    • Performance Year 2015, $3,784,257
    • Performance Year 2014, $2,590,837

Quality Performance Results

Click here to view the full report and Quality Performance Results.

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