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Deaconess Care Integration Joint Venture: Neurosurgery

Deaconess Care Integration Joint Venture: Neurosurgery

Mainspring Managers, LLC 
In an effort to improve coordination of care and create programs that will result in achieving the “Three Part Aim” of providing improved care for the Medicare Fee-For-Service beneficiaries we serve, better health for the populations we care for, and doing so in a financially sustainable manner, Deaconess Hospital,  Neurosurgical Consultants, LLP, and its participating neurosurgeons, in collaboration with DCI, formed the joint venture Mainspring Managers, LLC in April 2014.
Under this arrangement, Mainspring Managers, LLC, working in coordination with Neurosurgical Consultants, LLP and its participating neurosurgeons, provides management and related administrative services to Deaconess Hospital in connection with various neurosurgery procedures performed at its Midtown campus and Gateway campus in an effort to improve care for neurosurgery patients.  For example, programs have been developed to promote and create collective accountability for:
  • Achieving  Quality measure objectives
  • Improving patient satisfaction
  • Decreasing healthcare expenditures
The Mainspring Managers joint venture allows Deaconess Hospital, Neurosurgical Consultants, LLP and its participating neurosurgeons to work in collaboration with DCI to create collective accountability and to facilitate the parties in achieving the goals and objectives of DCI, including the goals of the MSSP ACO Model. 
Better Experience of Care for Patients Better Health for Populations Reducing Health Care Expenditures
Improved education Decreased readmission rate Standardized processes & supplies
Patient-centered care Decreased infection rate Standardized medical device vendor
Pathways based on best practice guidelines and evidence-based medicine Improved performance for designated quality measures Improved staffing efficiency

For specific questions regarding this or other Deaconess Care Integration programs, please contact:

Heather Koehler
Executive Director
Deaconess Care Integration
For general questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations, please visit  The Medicare Site for ACO or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.

Deaconess Care Integration, LLC is open Monday – Friday 8 AM to 5 PM CST
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