ACO Name and Location
Abacus Health
5055 E. Broadway Blvd
Suite A-215
Tucson, AZ 85711

ACO Primary Contact
Primary Contact Name                Jim Stelzer
Primary Contact Phone Number  (520) 547-4918
Primary Contact Emal Address    jstelzer@azacp.com

Organizational Information

ACO Participants                                            ACO Participants in Joint Venture (enter Y or N)
Tucson Medical Center                                                        Y
Arizona Community Physicians                                           Y

ACO governing body:

Member                                                                    Member's Voting                            Membership                                ACO Participant TIN Legal                                                                                            
Last Name     First Name          Title/Position                    Power                                 Type                                             Business Name/DBA, if Applicable          
Rich                  Judy                  CEO, Member                      1/7                           ACO Participant Representative               Tucson Medical Center
Levine               Melissa             MD, Member. Chair              1/7                           ACO Participant Representative               Arizona Community Physicians
Blake                 Cheryl              PhD, Member                       1/7                            Medicare Beneficisry Representative
Hee                   Darren              MD, Member                        1/7                             ACO Participant Representative                Arizona Community Physicians
Eyler                 Michelle            DO, Member                         1/7                             ACO Participant Representative                Arizona COmmunity Physicians
Rogers              Alan                 MD, Member                         1/7                             ACO Participant Representative                Arizona Community Physicians
Ruben              Richard            MD, Member, Vice-Chair       1/7                              ACO Participant Represetative                 Arizona Community Physicians

Key ACO clinical and administrative leadership

Jim Stelzer                ACO Executive
Melissa Levine, MD  Medical Director
Mary Dunaway           Compliance Officer
Melissa Levine, MD  Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer


Associated committees and committee leadership

Committe Name                                Committee Leader Name and Position

Quality Committee                               Victor Weaver, MD,Chair
Finance Committee                             Kimberly Clifton, MBA, CPC,  Chair
Patient Engagement Committee          Cheryl Blake, PhD, Chair


Types of ACO Participants, or combination of participants, that formed the ACO:

  • Partnerships or joint venture arrangements between hospitals and ACO professionals

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2016, $0

Shared Savings Distribution

  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2016
      • Proportion invested in infrastructure: N/A
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: N/A
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO partcipants: N/A

Quality Performance Results

2016 Quality Performance Results: (see link below)

Payment Rule Waivers

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

Quality Performance Results Table