The Physician Organization of Michigan ACO, LLC (POM ACO) is a physician-led partnership of approximately 6,000 Michigan providers working together to provide better care for patients, better health for populations and lower overall health care costs.
Physician Organization of Michigan ACO, LLC
2600 Green Road, Suite 150-C
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-4631
Terrisca Des Jardins, MHSA
Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs
For general questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations, please visit www.medicare.gov/acos.html or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.
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ACO Participants in Joint Ventures Between ACO Professionals and Hospitals
NOTE: ACO participants involved in a joint venture are identified by an * next to their names on the Participant List.
- ACO Participanting Board Member to be identified (United Physicians)
- Randall Clark MD, Voting Member and Vice Chair, ACO Participant, Riverwood Family Medicine PC (Answer Health)
- Bev Nugent, MBA, Voting Member and Treasurer, Physician Organization Representative (UM)
- Madhura Mansabdar MD, Voting Member and Secretary, ACO Participant, MidMichigan Medical Center - Gratiot (MCCO)
- ACO Participating Board Member to be identified (MCCO)
- Timothy Peterson MD, Voting Member and ACO Executive, ACO Participant, Regents of the University of Michigan (UM)
- Randall Bickle DO, JD, Voting Member and Compliance Officer, ACO Participant, St. Mary Mercy Physician Practices (Olympia Medical)
- Steven Bernstein MD, MPH, Voting Member, ACO Participant, Regents of the University of Michigan (UM)
- Raymond Rion MD, Voting Member, ACO Participant (HVPA)
- Mark Sawka MD, Voting Member, ACO Participant, Mark W Sawka MD PC
- ACO Participating Board Member to be identified (United Physicians)
- Gregory Monroe DO, Voting Member, ACO Participant, St. Mary Mercy Physician Practices (Olympia Medical)
- Kimberly Norris MD, Voting Member, ACO Participant, Creekside Vision & Hearing PLC (Answer Health)
- Mohammad Salameh MD, Voting Member, ACO Participant, IHA Health Services Corporation (Integrated Health Associates)
- Jeffrey Sanfield MD, Voting Member, ACO Participant, Ann Arbor Endocrinology and Diabetes Associates, P.C. (Huron Valley Physicians Association)
- Rodrigo Tobar, Jr. DO, Voting Member, ACO Participant, Family Medicine PC (Oakland Southfield Physicians)
- Patrick Botz DO, Voting Member, ACO Participant, St. Mary's of Michigan (SMPHO)
- ACO Participating Board Member to be identified (SMPHO)
- Marti Walsh MD, Voting Member, ACO Participant, Executive Medical Director, IHA Health Services Corporation (Integrated Health Associates)
- Brian Brausa MD, Voting Member, ACO Participant (Wexford PHO)
- Robert Mee MD, Voting Member, ACO Participant (Wexford PHO)
- Georgiann Ziegler, Voting Member, Medicare Beneficiary Representative
- Terrisca Des Jardins, Non-Voting Member, POM ACO Administrative Director
- Grace Calderon, Non-Voting Member, Community Stakeholder
- Mary Greeley, Non-Voting Member, Community Stakeholder
- Maria Han, MD, Non-Voting Member, Community Stakeholder
- Jeni Hughes, Non-Voting Member, Community Stakeholder
- Melissa Kirshner, Non-Voting Member, Community Stakeholder
- Michelle Ilitch, Non-Voting Member, Community Stakeholder
- Deb Roberts, Non-Voting Member, Community Stakeholder
- Kim Speese, Non-Voting Member, Community Stakeholder
- Deborah Withrow, Non-Voting Member, Community Stakeholder
Key ACO Clinical and Administrative Leadership
- ACO Executive: Timothy A. Peterson, MD, MBA, FACEP
- Medical Director and Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer: Marti Walsh, MD
- Compliance Officer: Randall Bickle, MD, JD
ACO Committees and Committee Leadership:
- Clinical Management and Oversight: Marti Walsh, MD, Chair
- Compliance: Randall Bickle, MD, JD, Chair
- IT & Clinical Decision Support: Sandeep Vijan, MD, Chair
- Medicare Beneficiary: Georgiann Ziegler, Chair
- Operations and Finance: Jeni Hughes, Chair
Types of ACO Participants or Combinations of Participants that Formed POM ACO
- ACO professionals in a group practice arrangement,
- A network of individual practices of ACO professionals,
- A hospital employing ACO professionals,
- A federally qualified health center (FQHC), and
- A rural health center (RHC)
Shared Savings and Losses:
Agreement period beginning 2013, Performance Year 2015: $0
Agreement period beginning 2013, Performance Year 2014: $12,075,693
- Proportion invested in infrastructure: Approximately 50%
- Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: Approximately 15%
- Proportion of distribution to ACO Participants: Approximately 35%
Agreement period beginning 2013, Performance Year 1: $0
Payment Rule Waivers
No, our ACO does not utilize the SNF 3-day Rule Waiver.
Approval of using ACO funds for pharmacy consultation services at no cost to ACO participants, thereby advancing patient care and medication management through integration of pharmacists within the health care team.
Quality Performance Results:
2015 Quality Performance Results:
2012-2014 Quality Performance Results:
POM ACO has a number of resources for people who have a question or concern about compliance. The POM ACO Compliance Hotline has been established as a way to raise financial, regulatory and patient safety issues.
POM ACO is committed to providing an environment where individuals can safely and confidentially come forward to identify potential serious inquiries.
Callers to the POM ACO Compliance Hotline can remain anonymous. Customary resolutions methods, such as talking with your supervisor or physician organization's leaders, are still important first-line approaches for reporting compliance concerns to try to reach a resolution locally.
The POM ACO Compliance Hotline is available for situations where conventional channels are uncomfortable or otherwise inappropriate, or when you wish to remain anonymous. Please keep in mind however, that certain types of reports may be difficult to pursue if you choose to remain anonymous.
POM ACO has contracted with a professional compliance call center to handle the calls and route information back to the appropriate areas for handling. You may contact them by phone or by submitting an on-line form 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Toll free number 1-855-260-0919
On-line form www.reportlineweb.com/pomaco
Required Public Disclosure Document
ACO Participation Waiver
Physician Organization of Michigan ACO, LLC (“ POM ACO”)
POM ACO has entered into a Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”) Participation Agreement with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”), effective January 1, 2013 (“Participation Agreement”). CMS and the Office of Inspector General for the United States Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS OIG”) jointly issued waivers in connection with the MSSP that waive the application of the federal fraud and abuse laws to certain MSSP arrangements, including the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and Physician Self- Referral Law so long as certain conditions prescribed by the final waivers are satisfied. One such waiver is the ACO Participation Waiver, which waives the federal fraud and abuse laws provided certain conditions are met, including the following: (i) the ACO has entered into a participation agreement and remains in good standing; (ii) the ACO satisfies certain governance, leadership and management requirements; (iii) the ACO’s governing body has made and duly authorized a bona fide determination that the arrangement is reasonably related to the purposes of the Shared Savings Program; (iv) the arrangement and its authorization are documented; and the description of the arrangement is publicly disclosed, pursuant to certain additional guidance set forth by CMS and OIG.
This document is intended to meet the public disclosure requirements set forth in the final waivers. This document will be supplemented as additional arrangements arise consistent with the timing requirements set forth by CMS and OIG in the final rule.
- At a meeting on January 22, 2016, of the POM ACO Board of Managers (“Board”), the Board made a bona fide determination that certain agreements between Quality Review Organizations (“QROs”) (a list is set forth in Appendix A to this document) and QRO participants (which are defined as ACO participants) are reasonably related to the purposes of the shared savings program. In furtherance of the goals of the MSSP, POM ACO contracts with QROs to ensure quality of care provided by QRO participants in a particular region and each QRO makes payments to each of its QRO participants in a manner detailed to CMS in the Participation Agreement.
- At a meeting on Janury 22, 2016, of the Board, the Board made a bona fide determination that agreements between POM ACO and each QRO are reasonably related to the purposes of the shared savings program. Each QRO provides quality improvement and similar functions at a regional level on behalf of POM ACO and furthermore, makes distributions of the shared savings payment (if earned) to its QRO participants based upon certain metrics that have been previously provided to CMS in the Participation Agreement.
- At a meeting on January 22, 2016, of the Board, the Board made a bona fide determination that an agreement for independent contractor Medical Director services between POM ACO and one of its QROs was reasonably related to the purposes of the shared savings program. Consistent with existing regulatory requirements at 42 CFR Part 425, POM ACO is required to obtain the services of a Medical Director. The Medical Director provides a broad range of medico-administrative services, including, without limitation, programmatic development around various clinical initiatives, and assistance to ACO Participants with ACO readiness activities.
- At a meeting on April 22, 2016, of the Board, the Board made a bona fide determination that a Management Services Agreement between POM ACO and University of Michigan is reasonably related to the purposes of the shared savings program. University of Michigan retains highly-trained staff experienced in certain areas, including, without limitation, providing clinical leadership and health informatics services. The Board has made the determination that from a cost-effectiveness standpoint, it is efficient to secure these services for POM ACO through an agreement with University of Michigan. The services provided pursuant to the agreement are explicitly defined in a budget that is pre-approved by the Board.