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Accountable Care Organization

Springfield Clinic’s Accountable Care Organization (ACO)

On January 1, 2015, Springfield Clinic achieved status as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Springfield Clinic and its entire network of offices, providers and services will join leading health care organizations across the country as a Medicare ACO in the Medicare Shared Savings Program established by CMS.

An ACO is a group of health care providers who work closely together to provide more coordinated care for their patients. An ACO’s aim is to improve each patient’s health, either by making sure they get the care they need when they are sick, or providing the support patients need to stay healthy. The end result is not only improved individual wellness, but a healthier population overall and more effective management of health care expenditures. 

Springfield Clinic’s goal as an ACO is to put our patients at the center of our care, ensuring we deliver the right care at the right time in the right setting.

To do so effectively, an ACO needs access to your health information. By viewing what health issues have already been addressed and how they have been treated, your Springfield Clinic provider can better coordinate the health care you receive in the future.

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

ACO Details:

ACO Name and Location:

Springfield Clinic ACO, LLC

1025 South 6th Street

Springfield, IL  62703

ACO Primary Contact:

Ray Williams, CEO


Types of ACO participants, or combinations of participants, that formed the ACO:

ACO professionals in a group practice arrangement

ACO Participants:

Single entity ACO consisting of Springfield Clinic, LLP

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

Springfield Clinic ACO Governing Body:

Jim Abraham, MD - Voting Member, ACO Participant

Aaron Brewer, MD - Voting Member, ACO Participant

Melissa Cox, MD – Voting Member, ACO Participant

Philip Garcia, MD - Voting Member, ACO Participant

Mark Greatting, MD - Voting Member, ACO Participant

Amit Gupta, MD – Voting Member, ACO Participant

William Putman, MD – Chairman, Voting Member, ACO Participant

Murty Renduchintala, MD - Voting Member, ACO Participant

Larry Sapetti, MD – Voting Member, ACO Participant

James Thiele, MD - Voting Member, ACO Participant

Stephanie Wojtowicz, MD - Voting Member, ACO Participant

Springfield Clinic ACO Medicare Beneficiary Advisory Panel:

John Shaffer, MD, Medicare Beneficiary Representative

Wabash Satellite

Joe Goodner

David & Diana Lientz

Gloria Hayes

Maureen Magliocco

Donna Klues

Kathy Miller

Tracy Cooley

Taylorville Satellite

Carrie Marley

Bernadette Salisbury

Kim Smith

Deidra Heil

Tom Ford

Kevin Huss

Frank Mathon

Earl Walters

Decatur Satellite

Jill Dodson

Penny Armstrong

Jane Spires

Gerry & Mel Roustio

Susan Mc Cay

Michael Severe

Robert Brilley

Key Clinical and Administrative Leadership Personnel:

  1. ACO Executive: Mr. Mark Kuhn
  2. Medical Director: Kenneth Sagins, MD
  3. Compliance Official: Mr. Alan Nerone
  4. Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer: Ms. Judy McCutcheon-Adams

ACO Committee and Committee Leadership:

Board of Directors

James Abraham, MD
Aaron Brewer, MD
Melissa Cox, MD
Philip Garcia, MD
Mark Greatting, MD
Amit Gupta, MD
* William Putman, MD
Murty Renduchintala, MD
Larry Sapetti, MD
James W. Thiele, MD
Stephanie E. Wojtowicz, MD

Executive Committee

James Abraham, MD
Mark D. Greatting, MD
* William Putman, MD
Ancillary Committee

Ramanath Bhandari, MD
Marc DeJong, MD
Timothy Gillison, MD
*Amit Gupta, MD
Kevin Hazard, MD
Richa Pandey Kochar, MD
Vladimir Lytchakov, MD
Ted Paradowski, MD
Guarav Sangwan, MD
Sean Valenti, DC
Ambulatory Surgery Committee

Fadi Annaba, MD
Beth Bergman, MD
Rohan Jain, MD
Rajan Kochar, MD
John Kwedar, MD
Koteswara Narla, MD
William Severino, MD
Mary Sipes, DPM
*James W. Thiele, MD
Jeffrey Thompson, MD
Dawn Wietfeldt, MD
Christopher Wottowa, MD

Tyson Corbin, PA
Erin Murphy, CRNA 
Finance Committee

Deborah Albright, MD
Ramanath Bhandari, MD
James Fullerton, MD
*Philip Garcia, MD
Leonard Giannone, MD
Peter Hofmann, MD
Judy Knox, MD
Mark McKay, MD
William Payne, MD
Gary Shull, MD
Ish Singla, MD
Stephanie Wojtowicz, MD

Investment Sub-Committee

*Philip Garcia, MD
Peter Hofmann, MD
Gary Shull, MD
Information Technology Committee

Piero Capecci, MD
Melissa Cox, MD
Philip Garcia, MD
Arvind Garg, MD
Rebecca Green, MD
Srinivas Kakumani, MD
Robert Lowenthal, MD
Chaitanya Mamillapalli, MD
Satyanarayana Mukkera, MD
Dushyant Patel, MD
*Murty Renduchintala, MD 

Dawn Young, APN, FNP-BC
Operations and Building Committee

Arun Abraham, MD
Lynne Barkmeier, MD
*Aaron Brewer, MD
Cassandra Claman, MD 
Mark Greatting, MD
Amit Gupta, MD
Peter Hofmann, MD
Richa Pandey Kochar, MD
Elizabeth O'Brien, MD
Michael Pick, MD
Ish Singla, MD 
Brett Wolters, MD

Stacey Waddington, NP
Managed Care and Insurance Committee

Bryan Albracht, DO
Ernest Ertmoed, MD
John Nester, MD
Paul Pacheco, MD 
Samir Patel, MD
William Payne, MD
Guarav Sangwan, MD
*Larry Sapetti, MD
Raj Sinha, MD
Marketing & Communications Committee

Cassandra Claman, MD
Leslie Dignan-Moore, MD
Diane Hillard-Sembell, MD
Tammy Klein, MD
Marten Sikorski, DPM
Dawn Wietfeldt, MD
* Stephanie Wojtowicz, MD

Brittney Veenstra, FNP-BC
Quality Management and Peer Review Committee

*James Abraham, MD
Akindele Adaramola, MD
Stanley Allen, MD
Krishna Aparanji, MD
Mary Bretscher, MD
Leslie Dignan-Moore, MD
James Fullerton, MD
Srinivas Kakumani, MD
John Kwedar, MD
Daniel Lanzotti, MD
Michael Pick, MD
Murty Renduchintala, MD
Mary Sipes, MD
Beth Steh, MD

Medical Directors:
Lynne Barkmeier
Joe Conlon
Research Committee

*Melissa Cox, MD 
Yasmin Hamirani, MD
Sandip Patel, MD
Sufyan Said, MD
Didar Singh, MD
Robert Trapp, MD

Jessi Prentice, NP

ACO Mission:


We will provide the highest quality health care to the people of central Illinois.


Springfield Clinic is a progressive physician-led organization devoted to providing the highest quality health care to our patients.

The Clinic's goal is to be a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of value-driven, coordinated patient care through service excellence, innovation and optimal health outcomes.


  • Our mission is supported by four core values supported at every level of the organization
  • Excellence in all that we do
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Fairness in our treatment of patients, employees, partners and referring physicians
  • Passion for the practice of medicine; compassion for those we serve.

ACO Readiness:

For more than 75 years, Springfield Clinic has been leading the way in the delivery of high quality health care to the people of central Illinois. With more than 400 board-certified doctors and advanced practitioners, practicing in nearly 80 medical specialties and sub-specialties, Springfield Clinic serves its patients through a network of more than 50 medical offices and outreach clinic locations throughout the region.

Decade after decade, Springfield Clinic has demonstrated its commitment to quality patient care, by offering the latest in technology and medical innovation. At the time of its founding in 1939, Springfield Clinic was the only physician practice in the region to offer multi-specialty medical care. It was the first in the region in many ways, including development of “satellite” offices, incorporation of nurse practitioners and creation of the area’s first freestanding outpatient surgery center. To supplement the care delivered in the traditional clinical setting, Springfield Clinic was one of the first to offer a no-appointment, walk-in medical clinic (Prompt Care) and launch a 24-hour patient assistance line (TeleNurse). 

By 2008, Springfield Clinic was among the leading medical groups of its size in the nation to fully implement an electronic health record (EHR) system. Since that time, Springfield Clinic’s EHR has become the regional repository for medical data from numerous other health care institutions, and by virtue of a secure patient portal, allows patients to electronically access their medical information from all participating providers.

As it looks toward the next phase in the delivery of quality health care, Springfield Clinic will be able to better coordinate patient care by improving access, identifying and closing care gaps, and enhancing the patient’s satisfaction and engagement with his or her personal health.

It stands to reason that Springfield Clinic was selected to join more than 400 health care institutions across the nation as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO). ACOs are committed to improving their patients’ health and reducing the cost of health care to our country. Springfield Clinic is committed to the same goals.

Shared Savings / Losses:

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses 

Agreement period beginning 2015, Performance Year 2015: $0

Shared Savings Distribution

Agreement period beginning 2015, Performance Year 2015

  • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 50%
  • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 50%

Payment Rule Waivers:

  • No, our ACO does not utilize the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver

Quality Results: