About Us: Pioneer ACO & Next Generation ACO


Accountable Care Organization

Park Nicollet was in the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program from 2012-2015. In 2016, Park Nicollet transitioned into the Next Generation ACO and is one of 21 organizations in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services program. If you would like to learn more about the Pioneer or Next Generation ACO program, click here. You can also see a listing of Park Nicollet's clinicians and physicians, or refer to our Find a Doctor page to review their bios.

For general questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations, please visit medicare.gov/acos.html or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.

ACO Name and Location

Park Nicollet Next Generation ACO
3800 Park Nicollet Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

ACO Primary Contact

Donna Zimmerman

ACO Participants

List of ACO providers
List of preferred providers

Park Nicollet Next Generation ACO Governing Body

Board of Directors

ACO Committees and Key Leadership Personnel

Next Generation ACO Steering Committee:

Donna Zimmerman, Senior VP Government and Community Relations, HealthPartners, Sponsor & Committee Member

Roxanna Gapstur, COO Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, SVP Home Care Hospice Geriatrics HealthPartners, Sponsor & Committee Member

John Misa, MD, Chief of Primary Care, Park Nicollet, Sponsor & Committee Member

Linda Bauermeister, RN, Director of Population Health, Park Nicollet, Co-Chair of Steering Committee

Kristi Lyon, VP Payer Relations, Park Nicollet, Committee Member

Beth Waterman, RN, Chief Improvement Officer, HealthPartners, Committee Member

Kody Koepke, Director of Pricing and Data Analysis, Park Nicollet, Committee Member

Kris Kopski, MD, Medical Director, Primary Care, Park Nicollet, Pioneer Consultant, Committee Member

Chad Heim, Director of Health Informatics, HealthPartners

Kristen Schroeder, Project Manager, Park Nicollet, Committee Coordinator

Aggregate Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • Pioneer ACO Performance Year 1: $0
  • Pioneer ACO Performance Year 2: $2.1M
  • Pioneer ACO Performance Year 3: $1.8M
  • Pioneer ACO Performance Year 4: TBD
  • Next Generation ACO Performance Year 1: TBD

How Shared Savings are Distributed

Reinvest in infrastructure to support quality patient care: 100%