Welcome to Intermountain Accountable Care, Intermountain Healthcare’s Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO). Our team is committed to providing patients with the highest quality, most convenient care through our hospitals, clinics, and other services.

What is a Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO? Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs are part of a federal program designed to improve health and care. Physicians and clinician teams participating in Intermountain’s ACO provide Medicare beneficiaries with safe, high quality, accessible, and affordable care—all within a patient-centered and family-friendly experience. Intermountain’s ACO began January 1, 2018.

Patients are free to choose any hospital or physician. Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO beneficiaries do not self-select or join an ACO, nor is there any membership fee. Patients are assigned by Original Medicare as a member of Intermountain’s ACO based on the fact that the primary care physician they most often see participates on this ACO. All the benefits received as an Original Medicare beneficiary continue as usual.

If you have additional questions, please give us a call. We look forward to serving you.

Organizational Information

ACO Participants

ACO Participants ACO Participant in Joint Venture
IHC Health Services, Inc. N

ACO Governing Body

Member Member's Voting Power Membership Type ACO Participant TIN Legal Business Name/DBA
Last Name First Name Title/Position
Bishop Clark T. Member 8% ACO Participant Rep IHC Health Services, Inc.
Briesacher Mark Chair 8% ACO Participant Rep IHC Health Services, Inc.
Hancey Brian C. Member 8% ACO Participant Rep IHC Health Services, Inc.
Hughes Melanie C. Member 8% ACO Participant Rep IHC Health Services, Inc.
Moore Mikelle President 8% ACO Participant Rep IHC Health Services, Inc.
Newbold Douglas R. Vice Chair 8% ACO Participant Rep IHC Health Services, Inc.
Nielsen Michael S. Member 8% ACO Participant Rep IHC Health Services, Inc.
Obray Cathleen M. Member 8% ACO Participant Rep IHC Health Services, Inc.
Skibitsky Megan D. Member 8% ACO Participant Rep IHC Health Services, Inc.
Jiricko Audrey Member 8% ACO Participant Rep IHC Health Services, Inc.
Runyon Mark Member 8% ACO Participant Rep IHC Health Services, Inc.
Wolcott Andrea Member 8% Medicare Beneficiary Rep N/A

Key Clinical and Administrative Leadership

  • President and ACO Executive: Mikelle Moore
  • Treasurer: Mark Runyon
  • Administrator: Nick Bassett
  • Medical Director: Anne Pendo, MD
  • Compliance Officer: Suzie Draper
  • Compliance Officer: Tina Ballamis
  • Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer: Shannon Phillips

ACO Committees and Committee Leaderships

  • Quality Improvement & Informatics Committee Chair: Meg Skibitsky, MD
  • Executive Committee Chair: Mark Briesacher, MD
  • Governance Committee Chair: Audrey Jiricko, MD
  • Contracts Committee Chair: Brian Hancey, MD

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

  • Critical Access Hospital (CAH) billing under Method II
  • ACO professionals in a group practice management
  • Hospital employing ACO professionals

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses N/A
Shared Savings Distribution N/A

Quality Performance Results

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

Payment Rule Waivers

Yes, our ACO does use the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver.