Allegheny Health Network
Find a
Doctor
Request An Appointment Login to
MyChart
Patient
Center
News Classes &
Events
Contact
Us
Call 412.Doctors

Saint Vincent Hospital

Saint Vincent Healthcare Partners ACO

Saint Vincent Shared Savings Program ACO, LLC. 
DBA: Saint Vincent Healthcare Partners
 
 
Saint Vincent Healthcare Partners is pleased to have been selected to participate as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). Saint Vincent Healthcare Partners brings together physicians, hospitals and other health care professionals with the goal of delivering patient-centered care that improves the patient's quality of care and experience. Our objective is to improve the overall health of the population and reduce the total cost of health care without compromising quality and outcomes.
 
Transparency is one important aspect of patient centeredness and patient engagement in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. This page provides easy-to-find information regarding the Accountable Care Organization, Saint Vincent Healthcare Partners, for public accessibility.
 
ACO Name and Location
Saint Vincent Healthcare Partners
232 West 25th Street
Erie, PA  16544
 
ACO Primary Contact
Patricia Ballman
Executive Director
Saint Vincent Healthcare Partners
814-452-5296
 
Composition of ACO:
  • Partnership between hospital and ACO professionals
 
ACO Participants
  • Saint Vincent Health Center
  • Saint Vincent Medical Education and Research Institute, Inc.
  • Saint Vincent Consultants in Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Saint Vincent Affiliated Physicians
  • Oil Valley Internal Medicine Associates PC
  • Lake Erie Medical Group PC
 
ACO Governing Body
  • Peter Lund, M.D., Voting Member and Chair, Saint Vincent Medical Education and Research Institute, Inc
  • Scott Whalen, Voting Member and President, Saint Vincent Health Center
  • Richard Cogley, M.D., Voting Member and Secretary, Saint Vincent Affiliated Physicians
  • Ross Peterson, M.D. Voting Member and Treasurer, Saint Vincent Consultants in Cardiovascular Diseases
  •  William Betz, M.D., Voting Member, Lake Erie Medical Group, PC
  •  James Amsterdam, M.D., Voting Member, Saint Vincent Medical Education and Research Institute, Inc
  • Sam Reynolds, M.D., Voting Member and Medical Director, Saint Vincent Medical Education and Research Institute, Inc
  • Rich Whalen, M.D., Voting Member, Oil Valley Internal Medicine Associates PC
  • Brian Lang, D.O., Voting Member, Lake Erie Medical Group, PC 
  •  Mark Mastellar, D.O., Voting Member, Saint Vincent Medical Education and Research Institute, Inc
  • James Warden, Voting Member and Medicare Beneficiary Representative
 
ACO  Committees and Key Leadership Personnel
  • Executive Committee: Scott Whalen, Chair
  • Nomination and Governance Committee: Peter Lund, M.D., Chair
  • Clinical Performance and Quality  Committee:  Sam Reynolds, M.D., Chair
  • Finance Committee:  Ross Peterson, M.D., Chair
  • Credentialing Committee: Ross Peterson, M.D., Chair
  • Compliance Committee: Patty Ballman, Executive Director, Chair
 
Aggregate Amount of Shared Savings/Losses
Performance Year 1:  TBD
Performance Year 2:  TBD
Performance Year 3:  TBD
 
How Shared Savings Are Distributed
  • Reinvest in infrastructure:  10%
  • Distribution to ACO Participants:  90%
    • Hospital: 15%
    • Participating Providers: 85%
    • Primary Care Providers: 70%
    • Specialty Providers: 30%
 
 

 

Please call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227 (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048)) for questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations.