Chicago Health System ACO, LLC.

ACOs: Accountable Care Is Coordinated Care

CHS ACO
750 Pasquinelli Drive, Suite 216
Westmont, IL 60559

ACO Primary Contact:
Caitlin O’Connor
Caitlin.oconnor@tenethealth.com
708-783-7100

Organizational Information:

ACO participants

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

ACO governing body

Key ACO clinical and administrative leadership:

  1. ACO Executive: Ms. Caitlin O’Connor
  2. Medical Director: Dr. Steve Michel
  3. Compliance Official: Mrs. Michelle Castro
  4. Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer: Dr. Sahana Sharan

Associated committees and committee leadership:

  1. Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee: Dr. Sahana Sharan, Chair
  2. Compliance Committee: Mrs. Michelle Castro, Chair

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

  1. Partnership between hospitals and ACO professionals
  2. ACO professionally in a group practice arrangement
  3. Networks of individual practices of ACO professionals
  4. A hospital employing ACO professionals
  5. A Federal Qualified Health Care Center (FQHC)

Shared Savings and Losses:

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  •  Agreement period beginning 2012, Performance Year 1: $0
  • Agreement period beginning 2012, Performance Year 2014: $0
  • Agreement period beginning 2012, Performance Year 2015: $0

Shared Savings Distribution

  • Agreement period beginning 2012, Performance Year 1
    •  Proportion invested in infrastructure: 25%
    • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 0%
    • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 75%
  • Agreement period beginning 2012, Performance Year 2014
    •  Proportion invested in infrastructure: 25%
    • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 0%
    • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 75%
  • Agreement period beginning 2012, Performance Year 2015
    • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 25%
    • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 0%
    • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 75%

Payment Rule Waivers

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

ACO Quality Performance Results

Tenet Healthcare – Northeast Region, Chicago Market

Chicago Health System ACO, LLC, is a part of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, a health-care delivery systems company. Tenet is the parent company of four Chicago hospitals including MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park, and Chicago Health Medical Group, a physician-led, employed team of more than 100 community-based primary care physicians and specialists at over 20 Chicago-area locations.

Compliance Program

We are committed to standing up for our values and promoting a culture of integrity.

Our ethics and compliance program supports everyone who acts on behalf of Tenet in making decisions that align with our mission and values. The program also helps ensure that everyone understands and complies with all related laws and policies as outlined in our Standards of Conduct. Without exception, these standards apply to every colleague, ACO participant, provider, governing board member and our corporate board of directors. This charter requires that all colleagues follow our Standards of Conduct, participate in annual compliance training, address issues of concern with our compliance leaders and contact the Ethics Action Line if issues are not resolved.

Our ethics program is managed by Tenet’s Ethics and Compliance Department by Michelle Castro, ACO Compliance Officer in accordance with Tenet’s Quality, Compliance and Ethics Program Charter.

View additional details about our Ethics and Compliance Program for our Accountable Care Organizations.

For anonymous compliance reporting please contact Tenet Ethics Action Line which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For additional resources for Tenet’s Compliance Program please refer to:

For more information about ACOs:

Hospitals & Medical Group