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MountainStar Care Partners ACO

MountainStar Care Partners is a collaboration between dozens of healthcare providers, insurance carriers, employers and the MountainStar Healthcare network to support our patients. Rising costs and fragmentation in how healthcare is delivered has made it difficult for patients seeking care for themselves or a loved one. With the important perspective of skilled physicians at the center of patient care, our partnership helps patients navigate their care journey with strong communication and collaboration, high-level care and ultimately better outcomes.

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ACO name and location

MountainStar Care Partners ACO
60 East South Temple Street #1900
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

ACO primary contact

Kelley Frazier
(801) 568-5982
Email Kelly Frazier

Organization information

ACO participants
ACO participants ACO participant in joint venture
Complete Family Care PLLC N
East Falls Family Medicine LLC N
Eric Bennett PLLC
Fall River Medical PLLC N
Family First Medical Center, PLLC N
Gene Hodges
Hunter Medical Center Inc N
Julian DeBruynkops MD PA N
Katie A Julien MD PC N
Living Tree Medical Group
Madison Co Memorial Hospital
Michael D Jones MD PC
MountainStar Medical Group-Cache Valley LLC
MountainStar Medical Group-Ogden Regional Medical Center LLC
MountainStar Medical Group-St. Marks Hospital LLC
Ogden Internal Medicine & Urology LLC
Plunkett Family Health
Rebecca Levine, MD, PLLC
Shaun Gundersen FNP PLLC
Steele Memorial Medical Center N
Tessa Lee MD
Teton Valley Health Care Inc
Total Family Medicine PLLC
Upper Valley Family Medicine PLLC
West Valley Medical Group LLC
ACO governing body
Member Last Name Member First Name Member Title/Position Members Voting Power  Membership Type ACO Participant Legal Business Name
Nathan Levanger MD/Chair 8.33 ACO Participant Teton Valley Health Care Inc
Brian Beesley MD 8.33 ACO Participant Madison Co Memorial Hospital
Eric Bennett MD 8.33 ACO Participant Eric Bennett PLLC
Adam Blakeman PA-C 8.33 ACO Participant Upper Valley Family Medicine PLLC
Michelle Dahle FNP 8.33 ACO Participant Hunter Medical Center Inc
Samuel Gardner DO 8.33 ACO Participant Steele Memorial Medical Center
Gene Hodges MD 8.33 ACO Participant Gene Hodges
Michael Packer MD 8.33 ACO Participant Madison Co Memorial Hospital
Clay Prince MD 8.33 ACO Participant Complete Family PLLC
Philip Roberts MD 8.33 ACO Participant MountainStar Medical Group-St. Marks Hospital LLC
Robert Whipple MD 8.33 Medicare Beneficiary N/A
Daniel Young MD 8.33 ACO Participant MountainStar Medical Group-St. Marks Hospital LLC
John Armour Treasurer   Community Stakeholder N/A Representative  
Nichole Munck Secretary   Community Stakeholder N/A Representative  

Key ACO clinical and administrative leadership

ACO Executive: Kelley Frazier
Medical Director: Boyd Southwick, DO
Compliance Officer: Russell Heiniger
Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer: Nichole Munck

Associated committees and committee leadership

Committee name Committee leader name and position
N/A N/A

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

Networks of individual practices of ACO professionals

Shared savings and losses

Amount of shared savings/losses:

Fourth agreement period
  • Performance Year 2026, $ N/A
Third agreement period
  • Performance Year 2025, $ N/A
Second agreement period
  • Performance Year 2024, $ N/A
First agreement period
  • Performance Year 2023, $ N/A

Shared savings distribution:

Fourth agreement period
Performance year 2026
  • Proportion invested in infrastructure: N/A%
  • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: N/A%
  • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: N/A%
Third agreement period
Performance year 2025
  • Proportion invested in infrastructure: N/A%
  • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: N/A%
  • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: N/A%
Second agreement period
Performance year 2024
  • Proportion invested in infrastructure: N/A%
  • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: N/A%
  • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: N/A%
First agreement period
Performance year 2023
  • 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

2023 quality performance results:

Quality performance results are based on the CMS Web Interface collection type.

Measure # Measure name Collection type Reported performance rate  Current year mean performance rate (SSP ACOs)
318 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk CMS Web Interface N/A N/A
001 Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c CMS Web Interface N/A N/A
236 Controlling High Blood Pressure CMS Web Interface N/A N/A
370 Depression Remission at Twelve Months CMS Web Interface N/A N/A
226 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention CMS Web Interface N/A N/A
134 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Depression and Follow-Up Plan CMS Web Interface N/A N/A
438 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease CMS Web Interface N/A N/A
112 Breast Cancer Screening CMS Web Interface N/A N/A
113 Colorectal Cancer Screening CMS Web Interface N/A N/A
110 Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization CMS Web Interface N/A N/A

For previous years’ Financial and Quality Performance Results, please visit: Data.cms.gov.

Payment rule waivers:

Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) 3-Day Rule Waiver:

  • Our ACO uses the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver, pursuant to 42 CFR § 425.612.

Waiver for Payment for Telehealth Services:

  • Our ACO clinicians provide telehealth services using the flexibilities under 42 CFR § 425.612(f) and 42 CFR § 425.613.