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Accountable Care Organization

Park Nicollet participates in the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO). This ACO model was started by the Center of Medicare & Medicaid Services in 2016. Accountable Care Organizations are groups of healthcare providers who provide coordinated high quality care to their patients. Learn more about the Next Generation ACO model. 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
5050 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ACO Primary Contact

Donna Zimmerman
donna.j.zimmerman@healthpartners.com
952-883-5377

ACO Participants

Joint Ventures

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

Park Nicollet Next Generation ACO Governing Body

Next Generation ACO Officers

  • Kristi Lyon – President
  • Nancy Evert – Secretary
  • Catherine Lenagh – Treasurer
Name of Director Title Member Type  Employer Voting Power
Kristi Lyon ACO President, VP Payer Relations Director and Chair Park Nicollet Health Services  Voting Director
Steve Connelly, MD President Park Nicollet Clinic NGACO Participant Park Nicollet Health Services  Voting Director
James Wheeler, DO Nephrology Division Medical Director NGACO Participant  Park Nicollet Health Services  Voting Director
Kristen Kopski, MD Regional Medical Director, Primary Care NGACO Participant Park Nicollet Health Services  Voting Director
Barb Stodola N/A Beneficiary representative and Consumer Advocate N/A  Voting Director

Key Clinical and Administrative Leaders (Next Generation ACO Steering Committee):

  • Kristi Lyon
    ACO President, VP Payer Relations, Park Nicollet, Committee Chair
  • Courtney Bibee
    VP Care Group Compliance Officer, HealthPartners, Committee Member
  • Donna Zimmerman
    Senior VP Government and Community Relations, HealthPartners, Sponsor & Committee Member
  • James Wheeler, DO
    Nephrology Division Medical Director, Park Nicollet, Committee Member
  • Gena Graves
    Sr. Director, Care Management and Coordination, HealthPartners & Park Nicollet Care Groups, Committee Member
  • Kody Koepke
    Director of Pricing and Data Analysis, Park Nicollet, Committee Member
  • Kris Kopski, MD
    Regional Medical Director, Primary Care, Park Nicollet, Committee Member
  • Chad Heim
    VP Health Informatics, HealthPartners, Committee Member
  • Kristen Schroeder
    Sr. Project Manager, Park Nicollet, Committee Coordinator
  • Joan Sandstrom
    VP Primary Care, Park Nicollet, Committee Member
  • Steve Connelly
    Senior Medical Director Primary Care, Park Nicollet, Committee Member, Clinical Manager
  • Brian Rank
    Senior Medical Director Primary Care, Park Nicollet, Committee Member, Clinical Manager

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

ACO professionals in a group practice arrangement

Shared Savings and Losses

Next Generation ACO Shared Savings/Losses

  • Agreement Period beginning 2016, Performance Year 1: -$691,498.56
  • Agreement Period beginning 2017, Performance Year 2: $3,588,459

Proportion of Shared Savings distributed to Next Generation Participants and Preferred Providers: 0%

How Shared Savings are Distributed

Reinvest in infrastructure to support quality patient care: 100%

Payment Rule Waivers

Park Nicollet utilizes the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) 3-Day Waiver with these facilities:

  • MN Masonic – Bloomington
  • Presbyterian Homes of Lake Minnetonka Shores
  • St. Gertrude’s – Shakopee
  • Colonial Acres
  • Presbyterian Homes Bloomington
  • Ambassador Good Samaritan – New Hope
  • The Villa – St. Louis Park
  • St. Therese – New Hope

Performance