What is an accountable care organization?
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are groups of local health care providers that collaborate and work together with the goal of making sure that patients get the right care, when and where they need it.
There are different kinds of ACOs. Optum Accountable Care, Arizona is called a Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). It works to improve health outcomes, enhance patient experience, and reduce expenses for individuals who have traditional Medicare.
Our Arizona ACO is called "Lifeprint Accountable Care Organization, LLC.", we are doing business as Optum Accountable Care, Arizona. The health care providers who participate in our ACO are voluntarily taking part in this program with the goal of providing better quality care for our Medicare fee-for-service patients. You can learn more about this program by contacting Medicare directly at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227; TTY users can call 1-877-486-2048).
About our MSSP
ACO Legal Name and Location
Lifeprint Accountable Care Organization, LLC
20414 N. 27th Avenue, Suite 500
Phoenix, AZ 85027
ACO Primary Contact
VP, Managed Care
ACO Hours of Operation
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, excluding Holidays
4C MEDICAL GROUP PLC
EAST VALLEY INTERNAL MEDICINE PC
GREATER PHOENIX COLLABORATIVE CARE, P.C.
JOSEPH L LILLO, DO, PC
SHAWN M. SULLIVAN DO PC
No joint ventures exist between the ACO and any of its Participants or Preferred Providers.
|Member Last Name||Member First Name||Member Title / Position||Member's Voting Power (Expressed as a percentage or number)||Membership Type||ACO Participant Legal Business Name and D/B/A, if applicable|
|Chaurasia||Varesh||Chief Executive Officer||6.66%||Other||N/A|
|Ashley||Diana||Manager||6.76%||Medicare Beneficiary Representative||N/A|
|Jonathan||Jarvina||Manager||6.66%||ACO Participant Representative||4C MEDICAL GROUP PLC|
|Kleven||Michael||Manager||6.66%||ACO Participant Representative||4C MEDICAL GROUP PLC|
|Odle||Leo||Manager||6.66%||ACO Participant Representative||4C MEDICAL GROUP PLC|
|Ostrom||Tara||Manager||6.66%||ACO Participant Representative||GREATER PHOENIX COLLABORATIVE CARE, P.C.|
|Steingard||Scott||Chief Medical Office||6.66%||ACO Participant Representative||GREATER PHOENIX COLLABORATIVE CARE, P.C.|
|Rink||Marie||Manager||6.66%||ACO Participant Representative||GREATER PHOENIX COLLABORATIVE CARE, P.C.|
|Zaetta||Mark||Manager||6.66%||ACO Participant Representative||GREATER PHOENIX COLLABORATIVE CARE, P.C.|
|Sullivan||Shawn||Manager||6.66%||ACO Participant Representative||SHAWN M. SULLIVAN DO PC|
|Walmer||Mark||Manager||6.66%||ACO Participant Representative||EAST VALLEY INTERNAL MEDICINE PC|
|Lillo||Joseph||Manager||6.66%||ACO Participant Representative||JOSEPH L LILLO, DO, PC|
|Romero||Raul||Manager||6.66%||ACO Participant Representative||RAUL ROMERO|
|Bhakta||Rajesh||Manager||6.66%||ACO Participant Representative||4C MEDICAL GROUP PLC|
Chief Executive Officer – Varesh Chaurasia, MBA, MHA
Chief Financial Officer – Joseph Szabo
Chief Medical Officer – Scott Steingard, DO
Compliance Officer - Amethyst Jumbo
Quality Assurance Officer - Mark McLean
ACO Committees and Committee Leadership
Finance and Utilization – Chaired by Joe Szabo
Clinical Quality and Performance – Chaired by Amy Ramirez
Provider and Member Experience – Chaired by Lee Ann Black
Shared Savings and Losses
Amount of Shared Savings & Losses
- Agreement period beginning 2022, TBD
- Agreement period beginning 2023, TBD
- Agreement period beginning 2024, TBD
How Shared Savings are Distributed
- Proportion invested in infrastructure, redesigned care processes and other resources: 65% after $12 per beneficiary per month.
- Proportion of distribution to ACO Participants: 35% after $12 per beneficiary per month.
Quality Performance Results
2022 Quality Performance Results: TBD
Privacy and Information Sharing
We put safeguards in place to protect your medical information because your privacy is important to us. Optum Accountable Care, Arizona is required to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). If you have questions about the information Medicare can share with us regarding the health care services you receive under the Medicare program, or if you’d like to decline to have this information shared with us, please call Medicare directly at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).
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