Accountable Care Organization

UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network (UTSACN) represents a new model of health care delivery based on a strategy to better align physicians, hospitals, and payers in order to provide better access to care, better clinical quality, and control costs. In January 2014, UTSACN was selected to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). UTSACN works with CMS through the MSSP to provide high-quality care in a cost-efficient manner with a patient-centered approach. UTSACN shares the following information regarding its participation as a Medicare Shared Savings ACO:

Accountable Care Organization Public Reporting Guidance

General and Organization Information

ACO Name and Location

UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75390

Mailing address:
6363 Harry Hines Blvd. Suite BL3
Dallas, Texas 75390-9087

ACO Primary Contacts

Danny Irland, Chief Executive Officer
danny.irland@utsouthwestern.edu
Phone: 214-645-0303

Dr. Michael Chiu, Medical Director
michael.chiu@utsouthwestern.edu
Phone: 214-645-0313

Composition of ACO

Physician-led partnership between UT Southwestern Medical Center, community physicians, and other health care providers organized to improve health care in communities we serve.

ACO Participants

  • Adam S. Miner, M.D., P.A.
  • Addison Internal Medicine, P.A.
  • Amina R. Allaudin, M.D., P.A.
  • Bedford Internal Medicine Clinic
  • Boppana Primary Care Clinic, P.A.
  • Casey Nguyen, M.D., P.A.
  • Chong Liu M.D., P.A.
  • Chrisette Dharmagunaratne, M.D.
  • Coppell Adult Medicine Specialist, P.A.
  • Coppell Associates In Family Medicine, P.A.
  • Dallas Women's Healthcare Specialists, PLLC
  • Dana Huyen My Dinh, M.D., P.A.
  • David Pillow, M.D.
  • Denise Cantu Bannister, P.A.
  • E S Romanelli, P.A.
  • Fairway Family Medicine
  • Healthcare Associates of Irving, LLP
  • Humberto Lopez, M.D., P.A.
  • Infinity Women's Healthcare
  • J Gabrielle P. Patterson, P.A.
  • Jeffrey C. Komenda, P.A.
  • Jennifer Aldrich, M.D. P.A.
  • Jinsong Zhang
  • John Stafford Webb M.D.
  • Johnny Lee Henry, M.D., P.A.
  • Jose Francisco Deleon, M.D., P.A
  • Joseph Meacham
  • Juan Herrera, Jr., M.D.
  • Karana R. Fairley, M.D., P.A.
  • Kelly L. Wimberly, M.D., P.A.
  • Klair Medicose, PLLC
  • Lake Arlington Family Medicine, P.A.
  • Lawrence B. Mcnally, M.D., P.A.
  • Lisa E. Medwedeff, M.D., P.A.
  • Michael Mccullough, M.D.
  • Nguyen Family Medicine, P.A.
  • Palaniappan Arumugham
  • Plano Primary Care Clinic, P.A.
  • Plano Supreme Primary Care, Inc
  • Precision Family Medicine
  • Priti B. Vyas, M.D., P.A.
  • Ray E. Rollins
  • Raymond S. Khouw, M.D.
  • Relda Setliff, M.D.
  • Ricardo Diaz, M.D.
  • Ronald N. Skufca, D.O. P.A.
  • Rosemary A. Bates, M.D., P.A.
  • Sapna Jaiswal, P.A.
  • Shalini Katikaneni, P.A.
  • Simon S. Tan, P.A.
  • Steve Pounders
  • Texas Family Healthcare, P.A.
  • Thomas J. Purgason, M.D., F.A.C.P, P.A.
  • Topcare Medical, P.A.
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  • Wei Gao, P.A.
  • Willow Bend Family Medicine, P.A.
  • Yan Li, M.D., Ph.D., P.A.
  • Your Medical Home, P.A.
  • Z & Z Medical Associates, P.A.

UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network ACO Governing Body

  • Dr. Michael Chiu, Voting Member, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Medical Director, ACO participant representative
  • Arnim Dontes, Voting Member and Secretary/Treasurer, ACO participant representative
  • Danny Irland, Voting Member, UTSACN Chief Executive Officer, ACO staff member
  • Dr. Bruce Meyer, Voting Member and Chairman, UT Southwestern Medical Center, ACO participant representative
  • Dr. Mack Mitchell, Voting Member, UT Southwestern Medical Center, ACO participant representative
  • Dr. Gary Reed, Voting Member, UT Southwestern Medical Center, ACO participant representative
  • Dr. Stan Taylor, Voting Member, UT Southwestern Medical Center, ACO participant representative
  • Dr. John Warner, Voting Member, UT Southwestern Medical Center, ACO participant representative
  • Dr. John Webb, Voting Member, John Webb, PA, ACO participant representative
  • Donald Zale, Voting Member, Medicare beneficiary representative

UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network Committees and Key Leadership Personnel

  • Quality Assurance Committee: Gary Reed, M.D., Chair
  • Utilization Management Committee: Lynn Kirk, M.D., Chair
  • Credentialing Committee: Michael Chiu, M.D., Chair

Aggregate Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • Performance Year 1: TBD
  • Performance Year 2: TBD
  • Performance Year 3: TBD

Note: savings/losses are not yet reported as UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network is in its initial reporting period.

How Shared Savings Are Distributed

Earned shared savings will first fund a PMPM allocation for care coordination. A 10 percent management fee and a 10 percent infrastructure fee will then be applied. The remaining savings will be distributed to ACO Participants (Primary Care Physicians, Specialists, and Facilities) based on performance measures and distribution logic determined by UT Southwestern Accountable Care Network.

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