About Us: Accountable Care Organization


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 initiative. Learn more about the Pioneer or Next Generation ACO initiative. 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, Location and Hours

Park Nicollet Next Generation ACO
3800 Park Nicollet Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ACO Primary Contact

Donna Zimmerman

ACO Participants

Joint Ventures

No participants are involved in a joint venture between ACO professionals and hospitals.

Park Nicollet Next Generation ACO Governing Body

Board of Directors

ACO Committees and Key Leadership Personnel

  • Steve Connelly, MD
    President of PNHS and Co-Executive Director Care Group

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
  • Gena Graves
    Sr. Director, Care Management and Coordination, HealthPartners & Park Nicollet Care Groups
  • 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

Types of ACO participants or combinations of participants who formed the ACO:

ACO professionals in a group practice arrangement

Shared Savings and Losses

Pioneer ACO Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • Agreement Period beginning 2012, Performance Year 1: $0
  • Agreement Period beginning 2012, Performance Year 2: $2,045,283.50
  • Agreement Period beginning 2012, Performance Year 3: $1,792,810.53
  • Agreement Period beginning 2012, Performance Year 4: $0

Next Generation ACO Shared Savings/Losses

  • Agreement Period beginning 2016, Performance Year 1: TBD

How Shared Savings are Distributed

Reinvest in infrastructure to support quality patient care: 100%

Payment Rule Waivers

Yes, our ACO utilizes the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver with the following approved facilities:

  • Colonial Acres – Golden Valley
  • Hillcrest of Wayzata
  • MN Masonic – Bloomington
  • Presbyterian Homes of Lake Minnetonka Shores
  • St. Gertrude’s – Shakopee