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About Us

ACO Name and Location

Covenant ACO, Inc.
Previous Legal Business Entity Name: Covenant Health Partners, Inc.
3615 19th St
Lubbock, Texas 79410

ACO Primary Contact

Primary Contact Name

Nathan Taylor

Primary Contact Phone Number

Primary Contact Email Address

Organizational Information

ACO participants:

ACO Participants ACO Participant in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N)
ALAN D ROW MD PA N
Arthritis & Osteoporosis Associates, LLP N
Associates For Pain Management P.A. N
C. Michel Oliva, M.D. Pa N
CATHY MALOUF, M.D., PA N
Christopher R. Rose, MD, PA N
Covenant Medical Group N
Ear Nose and Throat Associates of Lubbock, PA N
Elias Ghandour Pa N
Family First Healthcare Of Lubbock Llc N
Family Foot And Ankle Care Pllc N
GEORGE C. BAKATSAS, D.P.M., L.L.C. N
Grace Clinic of Lubbock N
James Gage N
James J Boop, MD, PA N
John E Streit Md Pa N
Justin McCarthy, MD, PA N
Kirk J Tiemann, MD, PA N
Lakhu Rohra N
Lehman Dermatology Clinic, PA N
Lubbock Dermatology N
Lubbock Kidney Blood Pressure Clinic PA N
Lubbock Medical Associates N
Lubbock Nephrology Associates, PA N
Lubbock Primary Care, PLLC N
MATTHEW P SOAPE MD PA N
METHODIST HOSPITAL LEVELLAND N
METHODIST HOSPITAL, PLAINVIEW, TEXAS N
Owen Health Group, PLLC N
PARATUS MEDICAL, INC N
PATRICK D REEVES MDPA N
Priscilla Snodgrass N
ROBERT ORDONEZ N
Rodney T Franklin MD PA N
Ronnelle S Burley Pa N
Samuel Hale N
Schwarzentraub Foot Clinic, PC N
Sergio Lara, MD, PA N
SWAT Surgical Associates, LLP N
West Texas Digestive Disease Center Pa N
West Texas Eye P A N
William A. Shaver, MD, PA N
Womens Health Llp N

ACO governing body:

Member

Member's Voting Power – Expressed as a percentage or number

Membership Type

ACO Participant Legal Business Name/DBA, if Applicable

Last Name

First Name

Title/Position

Snodgrass

Brad

Chair

0

ACO Participant Representative

Covenant Medical Group

Crossnoe

Chetlen

Vice Chair

1

ACO Participant Representative

Grace Clinic of Lubbock

Backlund

Amanda

Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Covenant Medical Group

Bigit Milla

Walter

Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Covenant Medical Group

Blann

David

Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Covenant Medical Group

Brown

Jeremy

Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Covenant Medical Group

Collins

Christopher

Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Grace Clinic of Lubbock

Dalton

Jeremy

Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Covenant Medical Group

Ferguson

Angela

Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Covenant Medical Group

Hannel

Jeffrey

Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Grace Clinic of Lubbock

Henderson

Richard

Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Covenant Medical Group

Hensal

Frederick

Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Covenant Medical Group

Mangold

David

Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

SWAT Surgical Associates, LLP

Nall

Brent

Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Grace Clinic of Lubbock
Oakes David Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Covenant Medical Group
Patel Nilesh Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Covenant Medical Group
Rohra Lakhu Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Lakhu J. Rohra, MD
Rozean Randy Member 1 ACO Participant Representative

Family First HealthCare

Soriano

Karen

Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Covenant Medical Group
Sorrell

Cari

Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Texas Digestive Disease Consultants
Wilks Brenda Member 1 Medicare Beneficiary Representative N/A

Key ACO clinical and administrative leadership:

Michael Robertson, MD

ACO Executive

Michael Robertson, MD

Medical Director

Nathan Taylor

Compliance Officer

Lisa Barrington

Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

Associated committees and committee leadership:

Committee Name

Committee Leader Name and Position

Credentials Committee

Dr. Kelly Kensing, Chair

Population Health Committee

Dr. Nilesh Patel, Chair

Quality & Performance Committee

Dr. Frederick Hensal, Chair

Types of ACO participants, or combinations of participants, that formed the ACO:

  • Networks of individual practices of ACO professionals
  • Partnerships or joint venture arrangements between hospitals and ACO professionals

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • Second Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2019, -$688,512
    • Performance Year 2018, $2,415,533
    • Performance Year 2017, $282,266
  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2016, $2,659,327
    • Performance Year 2015, $0
    • Performance Year 2014, $2,542,945

Shared Savings Distribution

  • Second Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2019
      • Proportion invested in infastructure: N/A
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: N/A
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: N/A
    • Performance Year 2018
      • Proportion invested in infastructure: 17%
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 35%
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 48%
    • Performance Year 2017
      • Proportion invested in infastructure: 25%
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 8%
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 66%
  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2016
      • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 25%
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 8%
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 66%
    • Performance Year 2015
      • Proportion invested in infrastructure: N/A
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: N/A
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: N/A
    • Performance Year 2014
      • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 25%
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 25%
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 50%

Quality Performance Results

2019 Quality Performance Results:

ACO#

Measure Name

Rate

ACO Mean

ACO-1

CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information

89.41

85.86

ACO-2

CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate

93.06

94.11

ACO-3

CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider

92.74

92.69

ACO-4

CAHPS: Access to Specialists

83.22

81.54

ACO-5

CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education

54.98

59.26

ACO-6

CAHPS: Shared Decision Making

59.83

61.94

ACO-7

CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status

70.04

73.35

ACO-34

CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources

25.62

26.26

ACO-8

Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmission

14.15

14.98

ACO-35

Skilled Nursing Facility 30-day All-Cause Readmission measure (SNFRM)

19.02

18.59

ACO-36

All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes

34.97

37.01

ACO-37

All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure

69.87

76.75

ACO-38

All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions

54.08

59.00

ACO-43

Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI) #91)

1.72

1.98

ACO-11

Use of Certified EHR Technology

96.52

98.20

ACO-12

Medication Reconciliation Post-Discharge

88.24

85.91

ACO-13

Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk

74.43

79.73

ACO-44

Use of Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain

57.89

64.36

ACO-14

Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization

77.83

72.71

ACO-15

Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults

75.85

75.97

ACO-16

Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow Up

88.43

76.83

ACO-17

Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention

93.10

72.81

ACO-18

Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan

60.63

66.74

ACO-19

Colorectal Cancer Screening

70.40

68.27

ACO-20

Breast Cancer Screening

72.54

71.96

ACO-42

Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

82.22

81.47

ACO-27

Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control

16.41

15.51

ACO-41

Diabetes: Eye Exam

69.92

52.42

ACO-28

Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure

66.48

73.10

ACO-30

Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antiplatelet

90.91

88.92

For Previous Years’ Financial and Quality Performance Results, please visit data.cms.gov.

Payment Rule Waivers

  • Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) 3-Day Rule Waiver:
    • Our ACO uses the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver, pursuant to 42 CFR §425.612.
  • Waiver for Payment for Telehealth Services
    • Our ACO clinicians do provide telehealth services using the flexibilities under 42 CFR §425.612(f) and 42 CFR §425.613.

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