ACO Name and Location
Abacus Health
5055 E. Broadway Blvd
Suite A-215
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 545-1192

ACO Primary Contact
Jim Stelzer, CEO
(520) 547-4918

Organizational Information

ACO participants
Arizona Community Physicians (ACP)
Tucson Medical Center (TMC)

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

Board of Directors

Judy Rich, MSN, CEO Tucson Medical Center, Voting Member                             (ACO Participant = Tucson Medical Center)
Melissa Levine, MD, Voting Member, Chair,  ACO Provider                                   (ACO Participant = Arizona Community Physicians)
Cheryl Blake, PhD, Voting Member, Secretary                                                       (Medicare Beneficiary and Community Stakeholder)
Darren Hee, MD, Voting Member, ACO Provider                                                   (ACO Participant = Arizona Community Physicians
Michelle Eyler, DO, Voting Member, ACO Provider                                                (ACO Participant = Arizona COmmunity Physicians)
Alan Rogers, MD, Voting Member, ACO Provider                                                  (ACO Participant = Arizona Community Physicians)
Richard Ruben, MD, Voting Member, Vice-Chair, ACO Provider                            (ACO Participant = Arizona Community Physicians)

Key ACO clinical and administrative leadership

ACO Executive: Jim Stelzer, Chief Executive Officer
Medical Director: Melissa Levine, MD
Operations Executive: Kim Clifton, Director of ACO Operations
Compliance Official: Mary Dunaway

Associated committees and committee leadership

Abacus Patient Advisory Council
     Cheryl Blake, PhD, Chair
Abacus Finance Committee
     Kim Clifton, Chair
Abacus Quality Committee
     Victor Weaver, MD, Chair

Types of ACO Participants

Arizona Community Physicians is an independent primary care group practice
Tucson Medical Center is a not-for-profit community hospital

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

Agreement Period Beginning 2016: Performance Year 2016: Not Yet Determined.

Performance Year 2015: Not in operations
Performance Year 2014: Not in operations

How Shared Savings Are Distributed
Proportion invested in infrastructure: Not yet determined
Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: Not yet determined
Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: Not yet determined

Payment Rule Waivers

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

Quality Performance Results
2012: Not in operations
2013: Not in operations
2014: Not in operations
2015: Not in operations

Quality Performance Results Table