Physicians Accountable Care of Utah

Granger Medical Clinic initially partnered with Wasatch Internal Medicine and Foothill Family Clinic to create an Accountable Care Organization that is participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Our goal is to help our Medicare patients navigate the complexities of the healthcare system in a way that keeps them healthier. Since its inception, Granger Medical Clinic and Wasatch Internal Medicine have merged, and Utah Cancer Specialists and Utah Gastroenterology have joined the ACO.

ACO NAME AND LOCATION
Physicians Accountable Care of Utah
3725 West 4100 South
West Valley City, UT   84120

ACO PRIMARY CONTACT
Mary Jane Pennington, M.D.
(801) 965-3777

ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION

ACO Participants

  • Granger Medical Clinic, Inc.
  • Foothill Clinic, Inc.
  • Utah Cancer Specialists, P.C.
  • Utah Gastroenterology, P.C.

ACO Participants in Joint Ventures between ACO Professionals and Hospitals:
No participants are involved in a joint venture between ACO professionals and hospitals.

ACO Governing Body

  • Mary Jane Pennington, M.D. Granger Medical Clinic, Inc.
  • Craig Coleby, M.D., Granger Medical Clinic, Inc.
  • Matthew Hansen, M.D., Granger Medical Clinic; Inc.
  • Jennifer Norris, M.D., Granger Medical Clinic, Inc.
  • Roy Gandolfi, M.D., Granger Medical Clinic, Inc.
  • Wes Lewis, M.D., Foothill Clinic, Inc.
  • Jack Taylor, M.D., Foothill Clinic, Inc.
  • Jason Wills, M.D., Utah Gastroenterology, P.C.
  • Nitin Chandramouli, M.D., Utah Cancer Specialists, P.C.
  • Michael Margetts, Medicare Beneficiary Representative

Key Clinical and Administrative Leadership

  • ACO Executive: Mary Jane Pennington, MD
  • Medical Director: Mary Jane Pennington, MD
  • Compliance Official: Mary Jane Pennington, MD

ACO Committees and Committee Leaderships

  • Clinical Quality Committee Chair: Roy Gandolfi, M.D.
  • Clinical Policy Committee Chair: Jennifer Norris, M.D.
  • Finance Committee Chair: Dan Yarrish, M.D.

Identification of the Types of ACO Participants or Combinations of Participants that Formed the ACO

  • Network of individual practices of ACO professionals

SHARED SAVINGS AND LOSSES

Amount of Shared Savings and Losses

  • Performance Year 1: Not in operations
  • Performance Year 2014: 0
  • Performance Year 2015: Not yet determined

How Shared Savings Are Distributed

  • Distributed to ACO Participants: 65%
  • Invested in infrastructure and redesigned care processes/resources: 35%

QUALITY PERFORMANCE RESULTS

Quality Performance Results Table – PACU– (Excel)

Please visit www.medicare.gov or call 1.800.MEDICARE (1.800.633.4227 (TTY users should call 1.877.486.2048)) for general questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations.