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Accountable Care Organization

Medicare ACOs (Accountable Care Organizations) are groups of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers who come together to provide coordinated, high-quality care at lower costs to Medicare patients.

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ACO Name and Location                               

ThedaCare ACO, LLC

1 Neenah Center, Neenah, WI 54956 (Corporate)

3 Neenah Center, Neenah, WI 54956 (Office)

ACO Primary Contact

Mark Wernicke, VP Managed Care

(920) 454-4242

Mark.Wernicke@thedacare.org

Organizational Information

ACO Participants:

ACO ParticipantsACO Participant in Joint Venture
Allergy and Asthma Associates SCN
Appleton Emergency Services SCN
Appleton Plastic Surgery Center SCN
Association of Hospital Anesthesiologists SCN
C. Thomas DeRoche DPM LLCN
Corey W Wesner, DPM SCN
Digestive Healthcare Specialists SCN
Ear Nose & Throat Specialists of Wisconsin SCN
Ear Nose & Throat Surgical Associates SCN
Family Care of the Fox Cities SCN
Farrar and Associates Mental Health SCN
Fox Cities Eye Clinic SCN
Fox Valley Dermatology SCN
Fox Valley Emergency Medicine SCN
Fox Valley Nephrology Partners SCN
Fox Valley Pathologists SCN
Fox Valley Perinatology SCN
Fox Valley Plastic Surgery SCN
Fox Valley Pulmonary Medicine SCN
Fox Valley Surgical Associates LTDN
Greenville Foot & Ankle Center LLCN
Hand to Shoulder Center of Wisconsin LTDN
Integrative Pain Management SCN
Kagen Dermatology Clinic SCN
Kaukauna Clinic SCN
Mary McDonald MD SCN
Neal Diabetic Foot & Ankle Center LLCN
Neuroscience Group of NE WI SCN
Northeast Wisconsin Foot & Ankle Associates SCN
Northeast Wisconsin Retina Associates SCN
North Shore Foot & Ankle SCN
Pain Relief 1 LLCN
Primary Care Associates of Appleton LTDN
Radiology Associates of Appleton SCN
Radiology Associates of the Fox Valley SCN
Renard Foot and Ankle LLCN
Sherman Counseling Management LLCN
Surgical Associates of Neenah SCN
ThedaCare Inc.N
ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton IncN
ThedaCare Medical Center-Berlin IncN
ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah IncN
ThedaCare Medical Center-New London IncN
ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano IncN
ThedaCare Medical Center-Waupaca IncN
ThedaCare Medical Center-Wild Rose IncN
The Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery SCN
The Kagen Allergy Clinic SCN
Torhorst Foot and Ankle Clinic SCN
Valley Eye Associates N
Wisconsin Institute of Urology SCN
Wisconsin Institute of Plastic Surgery SCN
Women’s Care of Wisconsin SCN
Women’s Health Specialists SCN

ACO Governing Body:

Member Last NameMember First NameMember Title/PositionMember’s Voting Power (Expressed as a percentage or number)Membership TypeACO Participant Legal Business Name and D/B/A, if applicable
BermasHonnieMD9.1%ACO participant representativeFox Valley Surgical Associates LTD
ElmerMontgomeryMD9.1%ACO participant representativeThedaCare Inc.
DernlanStephenMD9.1%ACO participant representativePrimary Care Associates of Appleton LTD
GrunwaldNathanMD9.1%ACO participant representativeThedaCare Inc.
CockleyMarkMD9.1%ACO participant representativeThedaCare Inc.
PoolaHarshaMD9.1%ACO participant representativeThedaCare Inc.
MarquardtSaraVP9.1%ACO participant representativeThedaCare Inc.
McDonaldJeannetteMedicare Beneficiary9.1%Medicare beneficiary representativeN/A
EbertsEricMD9.1%ACO participant representativeWomen’s Care of Wisconsin SC
LangTannerMD9.1%ACO participant representativeAssociation of Hospital Anesthesiologists SC
WernickeMarkVP9.1%ACO participant representativeThedaCare Inc.

Key ACO Clinical and Administrative Leadership:

ACO Executive: Mark Wernicke

Medical Director: Montgomery Elmer, MD

Compliance Officer: Robert Reed

Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer: Heidi Gustafson

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership:

Committee NameCommittee Leader Name and Position
ThedaCare ACO Quality Committee
ThedaCare Strategy Business CommitteeJennifer Glasheen, Director, Payer Contracting & Provider Relations

Types of ACO Participants, or Combinations of Participants, That Formed the ACO:

  • Networks of individual practices of ACO professionals
  • Hospitals employing ACO professionals
  • RHCs

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses:

  • Second Agreement Period
    • N/A
  • First Agreement Period
    • N/A

Shared Savings Distribution:

  • Second Agreement Period
    • N/A
  • First Agreement Period
    • N/A

Quality Performance Results

Our ACO did not participate in the Shared Savings Program in the 2021 performance year, therefore this section is not applicable at this time.

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.