ACO Name and Location

Piedmont Clinic ACO LLC
2727 Paces Ferry Road
Building 1, Suite 800
Atlanta, Georgia 30339


ACO Primary Contact

Primary Contact Name: Brandy Frieson-Kelly
Primary Contact Phone Number: 470-271-2218
Primary Contact Email Address:


TIN Legal Business Name ACO Participant in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N)
Atlanta Heart Associates N
Atlanta ID Group, P.C. N
Byron F. Harper, III, M.D., P.C. N
Coney & Minter Internal Medicine, P.C. N
Cranford Powell and Morris Advanced Surgical Specialists, LLC N
Digestive Healthcare Of Georgia N
Georgia Bone & Joint, LLC N
Georgia Renal Specialists N
Henry Internal Medicine, P.C. N
S Rao Cheti, MD, PC N
Jorge Amador, M.D., LLC N
Khair Family Practice, PC N
TIN Legal Business Name ACO Participant in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N)
L & H Internal Medicine PC N
Mastercare Medical Center N
Nephrology Consultants of Georgia, P.C. N
Nephrology, Inc N
Piedmont Providers, LLC N
Peachtree City Physicians Group N
Piedmont Colorectal Associates, PC N
Piedmont Cardiology Of Atlanta, LLC N
Piedmont Internal Medicine, PC N
Piedmont Medical Care Corporation N
Piedmont Urology Professional, LLC N
WMC Tyrone LLC N


Member Member’s Voting Power    Membership Type ACO Participant TIN Legal Business Name/DBA, if Applicable
Last Name First Name Title/Position
Railey Patrick Chair 1 ACO Participant Representative Piedmont Medical Care Corporation
Lloyd Christopher President 1 ACO Executive N/A
Latimer Jim Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Piedmont Medical Care Corporation
Dalton Booker Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Digestive Healthcare of Georgia PC
Master Moiz Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative and ACO Medical Director Mastercare Medical Center
Harper William Bradford Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Piedmont Internal Medicine, PC
Andrews Philicia Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Piedmont Medical Care Corporation
Brown Charles Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Piedmont Medical Care Corporation
Hengel Richard Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Atlanta ID Group, P.C.
McAnder Michael Treasurer, Secretary 1 ACO Financial Director N/A
Coleman Patrick Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Piedmont Medical Care Corporation
Brooks  Darryl Voting Member 1 Medicare Beneficiary Representative Patient/Medicare Beneficiary


Key ACO Clinical and Administrative Leadership:

Christopher Lloyd ACO Executive
Patrick Railey, M.D. Medical Director
Mark Guza Compliance Officer
Lauren Smeeding Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

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

Network of individual practices of ACO Professionals

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership:

Committee Name Committee Leader Names and Position
Clinical Governance Council – Neurosciences Michele Johnson, M.D., Chair, and Eugene Morris, M.D., Vice-Chair
Clinical Governance Council – Pulmonary Jermaine Jackson, M.D., Chair, and Jane Parks, M.D., Vice-Chair
Clinical Governance Council – Orthopedics Xavier Duralde, M.D., Chair, and Todd Schmidt, M.D., Vice-Chair
Clinical Governance Council – Oncology William Jonas, M.D., Chair, and Andrew Pippas, M.D., Vice-Chair
Clinical Governance Council – Primary Care Patrick Railey, M.D., Chair, and Moiz Master, M.D., Vice-Chair
Quality Committee Moiz Master, M.D.



Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2017, $0



Shared Savings Distribution

  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2017
      • Proportion invested in infrastructure: N/A
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: N/A
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: N/A
ACO# Measure Name Rate ACO Mean
ACO-1 CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information 81.84 80.60
ACO-2 CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate 92.56 93.13
ACO-3 CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider 92.88 92.31
ACO-4 CAHPS: Access to Specialists 81.85 83.32
ACO-5 CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education 65.55 62.30
ACO-6 CAHPS: Shared Decision Making 75.98 75.85
ACO-7 CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status 73.56 73.05
ACO-34 CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources 28.34 25.68
ACO-8 Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmission 15.38 15.01
ACO-35 Skilled Nursing Facility 30-day All-Cause Readmission measure (SNFRM) 19.47 18.46
ACO-36 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes 51.63 53.95
ACO-37 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure 77.71 79.16
ACO-38 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions 60.20 61.74
ACO-43 Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI #91)) 1.73 1.93
ACO-11 Use of Certified EHR Technology 100.00 98.48
ACO-12 Medication Reconciliation 84.08 75.32
ACO-13 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 74.91 74.38
ACO-44 Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain 62.39 67.32
ACO-14 Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 71.76 72.52
ACO-15 Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults 85.23 72.92
ACO-16 Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up 85.27 70.69
ACO-17 Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention 96.80 90.48
ACO-18 Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan 85.66 61.98
ACO-19 Colorectal Cancer Screening 63.64 64.58
ACO-20 Breast Cancer Screening 80.95 70.05
ACO-42 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 78.99 79.89
ACO-27 Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control 14.18 16.74
ACO-41 Diabetes: Eye Exam 31.34 50.37
ACO-28 Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure 66.67 71.47
ACO-30 Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic 84.00 86.86

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 “Piedmont Clinic ACO LLC” to view the quality performance results. This ACO can also be found by using the ACO ID A02768 in the public use files on




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

ACO Participation Waiver

Medicare Shared Savings Program Waivers of the Fraud and Abuse Laws
Required Public Disclosures

As of January 1, 2017, Piedmont Clinic ACO LLC (“ACO”) entered into a three-year Participation Agreement in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”) with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”).

ACO’s governing body has duly authorized the below arrangements that qualify for the AOC Fraud and Abuse Waivers, and specifically the ACO Participation Waiver, through Resolutions adopted by unanimous consent. The ACO Board of Directors has made a bona fide determination that the following arrangement(s) is reasonably related to the purposes of the MSSP because it promotes accountability for the quality, cost, and overall care for a Medicare population as described in the MSSP, provides for
the management and coordination of care for Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries through ACO, and/or encourages investment in infrastructure and redesigned care processes for high quality and efficient service delivery for patients, including Medicare beneficiaries. Thus the ACO, pursuant to its governing body’s authorization, is asserting the ACO Participation Waiver’s protection over all of the ACO arrangements entered into as of the beginning of the current MSSP Participation Agreement term (January 1, 2017).

To comply with the ACO Participation Waiver’s requirements, the ACO is publicly disclosing the below arrangement(s). ACO will publicly disclose additional arrangements that qualify for the ACO Participation Waiver as they are authorized by its governing board on this website, in compliance with CMS’s public disclosure requirements.

ProviderMatch Arrangements:
Under the ProviderMatch Arrangements, ACO will furnish to all Piedmont Clinic providers a care coordination technology platform known as Kyruus ProviderMatch for Network Care Coordination (“ProviderMatch”), which consists of a suite of search, scheduling and referral products designed to help health networks optimize enterprise-wide patient access and care management.

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