Accountable Care Organization

Accountable Care Organization

Accountable Care Organization

Northwestern Medicine Physician Network, LLC, is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). This recognizes our ability to work together with CMS and participating physicians to provide high-quality service to our Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries, ensuring they receive the right care at the right time in the right setting. As an organization, we work closely with physicians and other healthcare providers participating in the ACO to promote seamless, coordinated care.

Northwestern Medicine Physician Network ACO helps providers to track a Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiary’s services across multiple care settings to ensure that each healthcare provider who has a role in a Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiary’s care can have a complete picture—providing an improved care experience for each patient. This section describes important information for the public about Northwestern Medicine Physician Network ACO.

ACO Name and Location

Cadence Health ACO, LLC
Previous Names: N/A
1415 West 22nd Street, Suite 750E
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523


ACO Primary Contact

Primary Contact Name Jessica Walradt
Primary Contact Phone Number 312.926.5637
Primary Contact Email Address Jessica.Walradt@nm.org

Organizational Information

ACO participants:

ACO Participants ACO Participant in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N)
Cardiology Institute, Ltd N
West Suburban Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery N
Susan J W Acuna MD SC N
George Gonnella, D.O., LLC N
DuPage Gynecology, SC N
Stratford Internal Medicine, S.C. N
MIDWEST SPORTS AND PAIN SPECIALISTS, P.C. N
Becker Family Medicine, S.C. N
Armbrust 7, LLC N
Gastroenterology Group Practice, LLC N
Suburban Neurology Group, LLC N
Aagaard 5, LLC N
Well Spring Family Physicians, LLC N
DERMATOLOGY AND AESTHETICS OF WICKER PARK, LLC N
Personalized Physicians Group, Ltd. N
Northern Illinois ENT Specialists, LTD N
Advanced Center for Internal Medicine N
Winfield Family Practice, LLC N
Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery, S.C. N
The Chicago Center For Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Llc N
Janeta Dimante M.D. S.C. N
DAVID MANUEL MD SC N
Anjali Mehta, MD N
JeeYoon Park, MD N
Ronald Riegelhaupt N
Donna Hemphill N
North Shore Primary Care S.C. N
John Carroll N
John Vanarsdale N
Melinda Lukens N
Central Dupage Hospital Association N
Surgery Group S.C. N
Wheaton Eye Clinic LTD N
DuPage Obstetrics and Gynecology, S.C. N
DuKane Obstetrics & Gynecology LTD N
Wheaton Orthopaedics, LTD N
William Bayer N
Fox Valley Family Physicians, SC N
Geneva Eye Clinic LTD N
Associated General Surgeons, S.C. N
Fifth Ave Primary Care Physicians Sc N
Northwest Podiatry Center N
Fox Prairie Medical Group, P.C. N
Fox Valley Ear, Nose and Throat, Assoc., S.C. N
Lee Lichtenberg, MD., S.C. N
Allergy & Asthma Medical Associates N
Central Dupage Physician Group N
Ronald W Riegelhaupt N
Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic Inc N
Steven M. Lewis, MD, SC N
North Shore Medical Associates, LTD N
Family Podiatry of DeKalb, Inc N
West Suburban Surg Asso d/b/a Advanced Breast Care Specialists N
Valley Emergency Care Management, INC. N
Diane L. Ozog, MD, SC N
Greg E Sharon MD SC N
Dupage Surgical Consultants N
Midwest Surgery SC N
Illinois Regional Cancer Center Llp N
Shelly L. Betman, M.D. S.C. N
Illinois Urological Institute N
Greater Valley Medicine, S.C. N
Instep Podiatry, P.C. N
Central DuPage Emergency Physicians PC N
Lakeshore Obstetrics and Gynecology LLC N
Algimantas S Kerpe Md Sc N
Steven J Stryker, M.D., S.C. N
Fox Valley Endocrinology, LLC N
Perry L. Kamel, M.D., S.C. N
Internal Medicine Associates LLC N
Ramona C. Marsh, M.D., S.C. N
Fox Valley Children's Medicine, S.C. N
Sharon L. Horton, MD, PC N
DuPage Neurosurgery, S.C. N
Genesis Orthopedics & Sports Medicine LLC N
Robin Pastore Dpm Pc N
Cornerstone Medical Group Inc N
Timothy C Hain MD PC N
ANNE MARIE KUDELKA, MD, FACC, CENTER FOR HEART HEALTH, LLC N
Mary Fausone N
Grosskopf Orthopedic, S.C. N
Mass Medical SC N
Patricia Katz N
David K Zich MD SC N
DuPage Foot and Ankle, LLC N
SEAN D OCONNOR MD SC N
Kishwaukee Physician Group Inc N
Thakkar S.C. N
ONCOLOGY MDS, INC N
North Suburban Family Physicians SC N
Radiology Subspecialists of Northern Illinois, LLC N
DuPage Meta-Vascular Medicine PC N
OAK DERMATOLOGY LLC N
GRAYSLAKE MEDICAL GROUP, LLC N
Sharon Duval, M.D., S.C. N

ACO governing body:

All members listed below have 1 voting power

Member Membership Type ACO Participant TIN Legal Business Name/DBA, if Applicable
Last Name First Name Title/Position
Burandt Steven DO/Chair Physician Representative Central DuPage Physician Group
Armbrust Steve MD/Voting Member Physician Representative Armbrust 7, LLC
Towne Patrick MD/Voting Member System Representative Central DuPage Physician Group
Vaikutis John DO/Voting Member Physician Representative Central DuPage Physician Group
Ambler Doug MD/Voting Member Physician Representative Central DuPage Physician Group
Larson Michael Voting Member Medicare Beneficiary Representative N/A
Brian Walsh Voting Member System Representative Central DuPage Hospital Association
Aagaard Jon MD/Voting Member Physician Representative Aagaard 5, LLC

Key ACO clinical and administrative leadership:

Brian Walsh ACO Executive
Doug Ambler Medical Director
Justine Dover Compliance Officer
Bushra Khan Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

Associated committees and committee leadership:‚Äč

Committee Name Committee Leader Name and Position
Physician and Patient Engagement Committee Dr. Doug Ambler, Medical Director
Quality Improvement Committee Bushra Khan, Director of Quality

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

  • Hospital employing ACO professionals
  • Networks of individual practices of ACO professionals

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • Second Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2018, $0
  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2017, $0
    • Performance Year 2016, $0
    • Performance Year 2015, $0

    Shared Savings Distribution

  • Second Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2018
      • Proportion invested in infrastructure: N/A
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: N/A
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: N/A
  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2017
      • 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 2016
      • 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 2015
      • Proportion invested in infrastructure: N/A
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: N/A
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: N/A

    Quality Performance Results

    Payment Rule Waivers

    • No, our ACO does not use the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver

    For questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations, visit the Medicare website at www.medicare.gov/manage-your-health/coordinating-your-care/coordinating-your-care.html*, or call:

    • 1.800.633.4227 (1.800.MEDICARE)
    • 1.877.486.2048 (TTY)
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