Accountable Care Organization

 
Louisiana Primary Care Accountable Care Organization, LLC

The Louisiana Primary Care Accountable Care Organization, LLC (LPCACO) was founded by 22 Federally Qualified Health Centers and the Louisiana Primary Care Association in order to enter the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) for the 2017 program year.  LPCACO was selected as one of 99 new Shared Savings Program ACOs, providing Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated care across the United States.  Beginning January 1, 2017, a total of 480 Shared Savings Program ACOs are serving over 9 million assigned beneficiaries.

What is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO)?

Doctors, hospitals, and health care providers establish ACOs to work together to provide higher-quality coordinated care to their patients, while helping to slow the growth of health care costs.  LPCACO is one of 480 ACOs participating in the Shared Savings Program, as of January 1, 2017.  Beneficiaries seeing health care providers in ACOs always have the freedom to choose doctors inside or outside of the ACO.  ACOs have the opportunity to receive a portion of the Medicare savings generated from lowering the growth in health care costs as long as they also meet standards for high quality care.

Since ACOs first began participating in the Shared Savings Program in early 2012, thousands of health care providers have signed on to participate in the program, working together to provide better care to Medicare beneficiaries.

For the Shared Savings Program Fact Sheet and a list of the new and renewing ACOs announced, visit the
Shared Savings Program News and Updates webpage.


ACO Name and Location:
Louisiana Primary Care Accountable Care Organization, LLC
503 Colonial Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806


ACO Primary Contact:
Ms. Gerrelda Davis
gdavis@lpca.net  (225) 927-7662, ext. 207


Organizational Information:
ACO Participants:

Capitol City Family Health Center, Inc.
Catahoula Parish Hospital District No. 2
Council for Advancement of Social Service and Education
EXCELth, Incorporated
Iberia Comprehensive Community Health Center Inc
Innis Community Health Center, Inc
Jefferson Community Health Care Centers, Inc
Marillac Community Health Centers
Morehouse Community Medical Centers, Inc.
No/Aids Task Force
Outpatient Medical Center, Inc.
Primary Care Providers for a Healthy Feliciana Inc.
Primary Health Services Center
Priority Health Care
Southeast Community Health Systems
Southwest Louisiana Primary Health Care Center, Inc.
St. Thomas Community Health Center Inc
Start Corporation
SWLA Center for Health Services
Teche Action Board Inc
Winn Community Health Center, 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:
  1. Mr. Roderick Campbell, Voting Member and Chair, ACO Participant, Iberia Comprehensive Community Health Center, Inc.
  2. Mr. William Brent, Voting Member and Vice Chair, ACO Participant, Teche Action Board, Inc.
  3. Dr. Shondra Williams, Voting Member and Secretary and Treasurer, Jefferson Community Health Care Centers, Inc.
  4. Tommie Anderson, Voting Member, SWLA Center for Health Services
  5. Gerrelda Davis, Voting Member, Louisiana Primary Care Association
  6. Michael Griffin, Voting Member, Marillac Community Health Centers
  7. Ginger Hunt, Voting Member, Primary Care Providers for a Healthy Feliciana
  8. Deano Thornton, Voting Member, Winn Community Health Center, Inc.
  9. Mr. Thaddeus Valentine, Voting Member, Medicare Beneficiary Representative

Key ACO Clinical and Administrative Leadership:
  1. ACO Executive:  Ms. Gerrelda Davis
  2. Medical Director:  Dr. Gary Wiltz
  3. Compliance Official:  Ms. Dawn Taylor
  4. Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer:  Dr. Gary Wiltz

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership:
  1. Operations Committee:  Tommie Anderson, Chair
  2. Finance Committee:  William Brent, Chair
  3. Clinical Committee:  Ginger Hunt, Chair
  4. IT/Data Committee:  Michael Griffin, Chair
Types of ACO participants or combinations of participants that formed the ACO:
Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)

Shared Savings and Losses:
 
Amount of Shared Savings/Losses
To be completed after the conclusion of the performance year.

Shared Savings Distribution
$0

Payment Rule Waivers
No, our ACO does not use the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver.

Quality Performance Results
To be completed after the conclusion of the performance year.