Building a Bridge to Provider Leadership

(L-R) Dr. Sean Hanley, MD, Maine Orthopaedic Center, PA; Roger Pezzuti, MDDecisions and contractual agreements made by the MaineHealth ACO can have a real day-to-day and long term impact on the 1,500 providers and ten hospitals that comprise our network. That’s why the ACO is structured to give physicians, and their administrative colleagues, a bridge to leadership so they can participate directly in making decisions about strategy and priorities.
The ACO’s Value Oversight Committee, comprised of dyads of clinical and administrative leaders from each of the ACO’s ten regions or hospitals, is a prime example. It’s a transparent forum to engage clinicians and administrators in discussions and decisions about quality performance and healthcare value. Through membership in the committee, providers and administrators work together to identify opportunities and set measurable goals for both utilization and quality. The work of the Value Oversight Committee culminates in the approval of the ACO’s top operational priorities, driving the work of the ACO team and sharpening the focus of providers. Committee members then work with local value oversight committees to communicate and disseminate priorities and strategies to meet them.
(L-R) Michael Albaum, MD, Southern Maine Healthcare; James Pacheco, Waldo County Health CareThe Physician Engagement and Accountability Committee (PEAC) offers another opportunity for involvement in ACO leadership. The committee is made up entirely of primary care and specialty physicians participating in the ACO. Its members provide advice and consultation to the Board of Directors on operational policies affecting physician practice, such as value-based financial incentives that support population health and provider participation, approving criteria for provider network acceptance and continued eligibility, and influencing communication plans to enhance provider engagement.
Provider leadership extends to the highest levels of decision-making. Two-thirds of the ACO’s Board of Director seats are filled by clinical and administrative leaders of participating hospitals and practices.
Thanks to leadership from our providers and their administrative counterparts, the ACO continues to make solid, measurable progress toward value-based care and the realization of the Quadruple Aim.

Board of Directors

Michael N. Albaum, MD
Joan Boomsma, MD
Joel Botler, MD
Michael H. Clark, MD
Marcy Dunn
Mark W. Fourre, MD
Kathleen Herlihy, MD
Lugene Inzana
Stephen Merz
 
Scott D. Mills, MD
Richard W. Petersen
Roger Pezzuti, MD
Albert G. Swallow III
Nathan Wilson, MD, F.A.C.P.

 

Physician Engagement and Accountability Committee

Value Oversight Committee

Building a Bridge to Provider Leadership

(L-R) Dr. Sean Hanley, MD, Maine Orthopaedic Center, PA; Roger Pezzuti, MD
Decisions and contractual agreements made by the MaineHealth ACO can have a real day-to-day and long term impact on the 1,500 providers and ten hospitals that comprise our network. That’s why the ACO is structured to give physicians, and their administrative colleagues, a bridge to leadership so they can participate directly in making decisions about strategy and priorities.
The ACO’s Value Oversight Committee, comprised of dyads of clinical and administrative leaders from each of the ACO’s ten regions or hospitals, is a prime example. It’s a transparent forum to engage clinicians and administrators in discussions and decisions about quality performance and healthcare value. Through membership in the committee, providers and administrators work together to identify opportunities and set measurable goals for both utilization and quality. The work of the Value Oversight Committee culminates in the approval of the ACO’s top operational priorities, driving the work of the ACO team and sharpening the focus of providers. Committee members then work with local value oversight committees to communicate and disseminate priorities and strategies to meet them.
(L-R) Michael Albaum, MD, Southern Maine Healthcare; James Pacheco, Waldo County Health Care
The Physician Engagement and Accountability Committee (PEAC) offers another opportunity for involvement in ACO leadership. The committee is made up entirely of primary care and specialty physicians participating in the ACO. Its members provide advice and consultation to the Board of Directors on operational policies affecting physician practice, such as value-based financial incentives that support population health and provider participation, approving criteria for provider network acceptance and continued eligibility, and influencing communication plans to enhance provider engagement.
Provider leadership extends to the highest levels of decision-making. Two-thirds of the ACO’s Board of Director seats are filled by clinical and administrative leaders of participating hospitals and practices.
Thanks to leadership from our providers and their administrative counterparts, the ACO continues to make solid, measurable progress toward value-based care and the realization of the Quadruple Aim.

Board of Directors

Michael N. Albaum, MD
Joan Boomsma, MD
Joel Botler, MD
Michael H. Clark, MD
Marcy Dunn
Mark W. Fourre, MD
Kathleen Herlihy, MD
Lugene Inzana
Stephen Merz
Scott D. Mills, MD
Richard W. Petersen
Roger Pezzuti, MD
Albert G. Swallow III
Nathan Wilson, MD, F.A.C.P.