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Pathways to Success
Achieving Quadruple Aim Success
Join us as we continue the journey toward the Quadruple Aim through our Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and other products. Our past success is a strong indicator of the success we can achieve with the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Pathways to Success Program. Providing services to an average of 43,000 Medicare beneficiaries annually, Wellstar Clinical Partners Medicare ACO has generated shared savings four out the five years as participants in Medicare Shared Savings Plan (MSSP).
Program Overview

CMS Pathways to Success is a new five-year program designed to bring greater value to patients while rewarding participating providers.

Effective January 1, 2020, the CMS Pathways to Success program will replace the former MSSP program and introduce a risk acceptance glide path to further encourage the delivery of high value and quality care to Medicare beneficiaries.

The program includes a five-year participation period where the shared savings upside opportunity remains fixed at a maximum of 10% of the ACO’s annual expenditures during years one through five. There is no downside risk for the first year. Downside risk begins in year two, limited to 1% of the ACOs annual expenditures. In year three, the downside risk increases to 2% followed by 4% in years four and five. Participants can make annual decisions to continue with the program.

ACO Information

Name and Location

Wellstar Clinical Partners Medicare ACO, LLC
793 Sawyer Road
Marietta, GA 30062

Primary Contact

  • Akstein Eye Center
  • American Foot & Leg Specialists, P.C.
  • Apex Medical Center
  • Atlanta Center For Dermatologic Diseases PC
  • Atlanta Clinical Research Centers LLC
  • Atlanta Family Physicians
  • Atlanta Kidney And Hypertension Associates
  • Atlanta Kidney Specialists LLC
  • Atlanta Psychiatry & Neurology
  • Atlanta Urological Group, P.C.
  • Atlanta West Dermatology, P.C.
  • Au Medical Associates Anesthesia Billing Services, LLC
  • Au Medical Associates Emergency Medicine Billing Services, LLC
  • Au Medical Associates Inc
  • Aucc Aiken Dermatology LLC
  • Babatunde Fariyike, M.D., LLC
  • Barrack Spine And Joint Medicine, Inc.
  • Barrett Parkway Foot and Leg
  • Bernard Orewa
  • Bridgemill Neurological Associates, PC
  • B. Reddy MD PC
  • Center For Allergy & Asthma of Georgia PC
  • Center For Spine Interventions, PC
  • Classicare Medical Consult PC, Inc
  • Cobb Internal Medicine Associates
  • Cobb Kidney Center, PC
  • Cobb Nephrology Hypertension Associates, PC
  • Cobb Women’s Health, P.A.
  • Corey Patrick Harkins
  • Cowry Medical Group LLC
  • Craniospinal Institute of Georgia
  • Crawford Plastic Surgery
  • Dhiraj A Patel MD
  • Douglasville Nephrology & Htn Clinic
  • Dr Mahaveer Vakharia MD PC
  • Dr. Wendy Giles
  • East Cobb Foot & Ankle Care P.C.
  • Elizabeth George, MD, PC
  • Fengs Medical & Neurological Clinic
  • Gastrointestinal Specialist of Georgia
  • Georgia Blue Foot and Ankle, LLC
  • Georgia Breast Care, P.C.
  • Georgia Emergency Group LLC
  • Georgia Eye Specialists
  • Georgia Gynecology
  • Georgia Integrative Cardiology LLC
  • Georgia Kidney Associates, Inc.
  • Georgia Pain And Spine Solutions, PC
  • Georgia Podiatry, Inc
  • Grace Medical Clinic
  • Grace Medical Practice Ltd
  • Guo’s Medical Clinic, LLC
  • Gynecology Issues
  • Healthwise Internal Medicine
  • Hyperbaric Physicians of Georgia
  • Irshad Syed MD LLC
  • James B Depew MD PC
  • James K. Fortson, M.D., P.C.
  • Jasmine Jeffers, MD, LLC
  • Jeremy Meisel Md LLC
  • Joseph M Still Burn Centers Inc
  • Kennesaw Mountain Medical Group
  • Kimberlynn R. Richards, Md, PC
  • Lagrange Emergency Physicians, LLC
  • Lagrange Internal Medicine, PC
  • Lotus Vision, LLC
  • Ramzy Hajmurad, M.D., P.C.
  • Mak Anesthesia Holdings, LLC
  • Maldonado & Moreno, PC
  • Marietta Eye Clinic, PA
  • Marietta Medical Group
  • Marietta Ob Gyn Affiliates, P.A.
  • Marietta Podiatry Group
  • Marietta Rheumatology Associates, P.C.
  • Medical Care of Lagrange, LLC
  • Metroderm, P.C.
  • Michael Biddle
  • Michael Petrosky
  • Multispecialty Services LLC
  • Norman I Kornblatt
  • North Fulton Emergency Physicians, LLC
  • North Georgia Internal Medicine, PC
  • North Georgia Kidney Specialists, LLC
  • Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers, PC
  • Omolara B Kuteyi MD, Inc
  • Orthopaedics Of Atlanta, PC
  • Peachland Nephrology & Hypertension, PC
  • Physician Pain Care, P.C.
  • Pinnacle Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
  • Providence Rd Primary Care LLC
  • Quantum Radiology PC
  • Resurgens, PC
  • Richard W King Jr
  • S&S Imaging Associates LLC
  • Sam Peng Md PC
  • Shashi Madan Md PC
  • Shelton Hospitalists Group, LLC
  • Smyrna Medical Associates, PC
  • South Atlanta Lung and Sleep Clinic Inc.
  • South Atlanta Medical Associates, PC
  • South Atlanta Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates
  • South Forsyth Family Medicine and Pediatrics LLC
  • Southeast Podiatry
  • Southern Medical Clinic, LLC
  • Southern Nephrology Clinic LLC
  • Spilker Medical, LLC
  • St. Jude’s Internal Medicine, LLC
  • Sumner Neurology Associates, PLLC
  • Surgical Arts, P.C
  • The Bortolazzo Group, LLC
  • The Breast Center PC
  • Total Cardiology of Atlanta
  • Trever Biles
  • Vascular Surgical Associates, PC
  • We Care MD, P.C.
  • Wellstar Medical Group, LLC
  • West Atlanta Internal Medicine PC
  • West Atlanta Ob-Gyn Inc
  • West Cobb Internal Medicine PC
  • William E Snell DO PC
  • William Tung MD P.C.

Governing Body

Clinical and Administrative Leadership

Barbara Corey ACO Executive
Alan Muster, MD Medical Director
Roshunda Drummond-Dye Compliance Officer
Stephanie Lamar Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership
Quality & Operations Committee
Roderick Rhyant, MD Chair

Finance Committee
Barry Mangel, MD Chair

Network Committee
Brett Cannon, MD Chair

Governance and Strategy Committee
Vijay Nath, MD Chair

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

Partnerships or joint venture arrangements between hospitals and ACO professionals.

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

First Agreement Period
Performance Year 2020: $6,987,217

Second Agreement Period
Performance Year 2021: $8,324,256

Third Agreement Period
Performance Year 2022: $6,346,514

Shared Savings Distribution

First Agreement Period
Performance Year 2020

  • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 15%
  • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 11%
  • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 72%

Second Agreement Period
Performance Year 2021

  • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 15%
  • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 11%
  • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 72%

Third Agreement Period
Performance Year 2022

  • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 22%
  • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 14%
  • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 64%

Quality Performance Results

2022 Quality Performance Results

Quality performance results are based on CMS Web Interface. 

For Previous Years’ Financial and Quality Performance Results, Please Visit

Physician Led

Clinically-integrated leadership in your community


Analytics and data-driven support for the success of your practice


Participation in other payor agreements and care strategies


Gain advantages from shared ACO MIPs scoring and strategic exemptions

Why consider a value-based venture?
5-year program designed to deliver greater value to patients while rewarding participating providers for high-quality care
WellStar Clinical Partners membership required for all ACO participants
Offers gradual introduction to a value-based reimbursement model with risk acceptance. No downside risk in year 1. Incremental risk and reward for years 2-5.
As a strategic partner, WellStar will assume most of the risk
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