Governance & Public Reporting

Quality-Partners-ACO-to-participate-in-Medicare-Shared-Savings-Program.151214aCC-0043Christiana Care Quality Partners ACO, LLC (DBA eBrightHealth ACO)
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19718

Primary Contact:
Doug Azar, Executive Director

Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Participants

Kathleen Willey
Edwin Castaneda
John Fenice
Edwin T. Castaneda, Md P.A.
La Red Health Center, Inc.
Vinod Kripalu
Reynold Agard
First State Medical Associates
Curtis Smith
Westside Family Healthcare, Inc.
Heritage Medical Associates, P.A.
Trinity Medical Center, P.A.
Premiere Physicians P.A.
Sally H. Dowling, M.D. LLC
Trinity Medical Associates
Atlantic Family Physicians, LLC
Bayhealth Medical Center, Inc.
Beebe Medical Center, Inc.
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital
Christiana Care Health Services, Inc
Mid-Sussex Medical Center, Inc.
Internal Medicine Associates, P.A.
Dover Family Physicians, P.A.
Curtis Smith
Quality Family Physicians
Mb Medical Services LLC
Zarraga & Zarraga Internal Medicine, PA
Family Practice Center, P.A.
Abigail Medical Family Medcine, LLC
Atlantic General Hospital
North Bay Medical Associates, P.A.
Beebe Physician Network, Inc.

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

ACO Governing Body

Kert Anzilotti, M.D.* – Chair
Chief Medical Officer Acute Care
Christiana Care Health System

Harry Anthony, M.D.*– Vice Chair
Family Practice Physician and Medical Director
Representative Member for Nanticoke Health Services

Tony Bianchetta, M.D.*
Med-Peds Physician, Primary Care Leader
Representative Member for Christiana Care Health System

Christine Donohue-Henry, M.D.*
Chief Medical Officer Community Care
Christiana Care Health System

Michael Franklin*
President/CEO, Atlantic General Hospital
Representative Member for Atlantic General Hospital

Bobby Gulab, M.D.*
Clinical Transformation Officer and Internal Medicine Physician
Beebe Healthcare
Representative Member for Beebe Medical Center

Preeti Gupta, M.D.*
Family Medicine Physician
Representative Member for Bayhealth

Jeffrey Hawtof, M.D.*
Vice President of Medical Operations and Informatics
Family Medicine Physician
Beebe Medical Group
Representative Member for Beebe Medical Center

Patricia Hoge*
Medicare Beneficiary Representative

Christine Horah, D.O.*
Family Medicine Physician
Abigail Family Medicine
Representative Member for Community Physicians

Omar Khan, M.D., MHS*
CEO of the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance
Physician Leader for Partnerships and Academic Programs
Representative Member for Christiana Care Health System

Rob McMurray* – Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer
Representative Member for Christiana Care Health System

Gary Siegelman, M.D.*
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Representative Member for Bayhealth

Ken Silverstein, M.D.*
Chief Clinical Officer
Representative Member for Christiana Care Health System

Curtis Smith, D.O.*
Family Practice Physician
Representative Member for Nanticoke Health Services

Thomas Stephens, M.D.*
Chief Medical Officer
Representative Member for Westside

Jennifer Schwartz – Secretary
Chief Legal Officer
Christiana Care Health System

Christine Babenko
Quality Partners ACO Board Corporate Compliance Officer
Christiana Care Health System

*Indicates voting member.

Key Clinical and Administrative Leadership

Christine Donohue-Henry, M.D., President
Doug Azar, Executive Director
Dan Elliott, M.D., Medical Director
Christine Babenko, Compliance Officer
Amanda McMullen, Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer



Dan Elliott – Co-Chair
Senior Medical Director, eBrightHealth ACO
Christiana Care Health System

Amanda McMullen – Co-Chair
Vice President, Ambulatory Quality and Safety & Primary Care Operations
Christiana Care Health System


Types of ACO participants

  • ACO professionals in group practice arrangements.
  • Hospitals employing ACO professionals.
  • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2016, $0

Shared Savings Distribution

  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2016
        • Proportion invested in infrastructure: N/A
        • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: N/A
        • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: N/A


Quality Performance Results

2016 Quality Performance Results:

ACO# Measure Name Rate ACO Mean
ACO-1 CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information 81.64 80.51
ACO-2 CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate 93.99 93.01
ACO-3 CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider 92.73 92.25
ACO-4 CAHPS: Access to Specialists 80.41 83.49
ACO-5 CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education 61.61 60.32
ACO-6 CAHPS: Shared Decision Making 73.16 75.40
ACO-7 CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status 72.37 72.30
ACO-34 CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources 27.2 26.97
ACO-8 Risk-Standardized, All Condition Readmission 13.82 14.70
ACO-35 Skilled Nursing Facility 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Measure (SNFRM) 17.12 18.17
ACO-36 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes 40.84 53.20
ACO-37 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure 69.81 75.23
ACO-38 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions 53.71 59.81
ACO-9 Ambulatory Sensitive Conditions Admissions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Asthma in Older Adults (AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI) #5) 10.32 9.27
ACO-10 Ambulatory Sensitive Conditions Admissions: Heart Failure (AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI) #8 ) 20.54 14.53
ACO-11 Percent of PCPs who Successfully Meet Meaningful Use Requirements 96.67 82.72
ACO-39 Documentation of Current Medications in the Medical Record 81.3 87.54
ACO-13 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 78.55 64.04
ACO-14 Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 72.9 68.32
ACO-15 Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults 68.59 69.21
ACO-16 Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow Up 65.94 74.45
ACO-17 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention 96.75 90.98
ACO-18 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan 68.25 53.63
ACO-19 Colorectal Cancer Screening 57.09 61.52
ACO-20 Breast Cancer Screening 76.1 67.61
ACO-21 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for High Blood Pressure and Follow-up Documented 63.31 76.79
ACO-42 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 88 77.72
ACO-27 Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control 18.94 18.24
ACO-41 Diabetes: Eye Exam 46.59 44.94
ACO-28 Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure 71.32 70.69
ACO-30 Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic 86.47 85.05
ACO-31 Heart Failure (HF): Beta-Blocker Therapy for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) 93.89 88.67
ACO-33 Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor or Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ARB) Therapy – for patients with CAD and Diabetes or Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVEF<40%) 82.1 79.67


Please note, the ACO-40 Depression Remission at 12 months quality measure is not included in public reporting due to low samples.


Note: In the Quality Performance Results file(s) above, search for “Christiana Care Quality Partners ACO, LLC” or “eBrightHealth ACO” to view the quality performance results. This ACO can also be found by using the ACO ID A50190 in the public use files on

Payment Rule Waivers

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

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