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Mission Statement

Meritus Health ACO will optimize the delivery of health care through coordination among providers and the persistent management of care transitions to improve the patient experience, the health of our community and the quality and affordability of health care.

Vision Statement

The vision of Meritus Health ACO is to create an integrated system that delivers patient-centered, high-quality care through innovative partnerships and care redesign for all members of our community.


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ACO Name and Location:

Meritus Health ACO, LLC
11116 Medical Campus Road
3 Link, Suite 3945
Hagerstown, MD 21742

ACO Primary Contact:

Andrea L. Horton RN, BSN, ACM-RN
Andrea.Horton@meritushealth.com
301.790.8154

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Organizational Information:

ACO Participants

  • Meritus Medical Center, Inc.
  • Medical Practices of Antietam, LLC
  • Hagerstown Heart, PA
  • Karen Jill Ciccarelli, MD PC
  • Vishal Datta MD PA
  • Drs. Waldman and Money PA
  • Drs. Waheed, Alencherry, and Iqbal, PA

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:

  • Joseph P. Ross - Voting Member and Chair, ACO Participant Representative, Meritus Medical Center, Inc.
  • Kalim Ahmed, M.D. - Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, Drs. Waheed Alencherry and Iqbal PA
  • Thomas Chan - Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, Meritus Medical Center, Inc.
  • W. Jason Cole - Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, Meritus Medical Center, Inc.
  • Allen W. Ditto, M.D. - Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, Medical Practices of Antietam, LLC
  • Revd. Dr. D. Stuart Dunnan - Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, Meritus Medical Center, Inc.
  • Bradley S. Ingram, PA-C - Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, Medical Practices of Antietam, LLC
  • Jeffrey Jones, M.D. - Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, Hagerstown Heart, PA
  • Mahesh Krishnamoorthy, M.D. - Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, Medical Practices of Antietam, LLC
  • Heather Lorenzo, M.D. - Voting Member and ACO Medical Director, ACO Participant Representative, Meritus Medical Center, Inc.
  • Carolyn Simonsen, RN - Voting Member and Compliance Officer, ACO Participant Representative, Meritus Medical Center, Inc.
  • Gaye McGovern - Voting Member, Medicare Beneficiary Representative

Key ACO Clinical and Administrative Leadership:

  • ACO Executive: Thomas Chan
  • Medical Director: Heather Lorenzo, M.D.
  • Compliance Official: Lauren Klemm
  • Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer: Kathy Lewis

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership:

  • IT, Finance & Administrative Committee: Thomas Chan, Chair
  • Quality & Care Transformation Committee: Heather Lorenzo, M.D., Chair
  • Compliance Committee: Carolyn Simonsen, Chair

Types of ACO Participants or Combinations of Participants that Formed the ACO:

  1. Partnerships or joint venture arrangements between hospitals and ACO professionals
  2. Hospital employing ACO professionals

Shared Savings and Losses:

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

To be completed after the conclusion of the performance year.

Shared Savings Distribution

To be completed after the conclusion of the performance year.

Payment Rule Waivers

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

Quality Performance Results

To be completed after the conclusion of the performance year.

11116 Medical Campus Road
Hagerstown, MD 21742
301-790-8000
TDD: 1-800-735-2258
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