Medicare Shared Savings Plan Accountable Care Organization (ACO)

ACO Name and Location

Northeast Georgia Health Partners, LLC
Previous Names: N/A
465 EE Butler Parkway
Gainesville, Georgia 30501

ACO Primary Contact

Primary Contact Name: Wanda Katich
Primary Contact Phone Number: 770 219 9779
Primary Contact Email Address:


MSSP-ACO Participants

ACO ParticipantsACO Participant in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N)
Heart Center LLCN
Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Inc.N
Northeast Georgia Physicians Group IncN
The Longstreet Clinic, PCN

ACO Governing Body

Last NameFirst NameTitle/PositionMember’s Voting PowerMembership TypeACO Participant TIN Legal Business Name/DBA, if Applicable
AdamsJimmyPresident0Community Stakeholder RepresentativeN/A
BurrellCarolMember0ACO Participant RepresentativeNortheast Georgia Medical Center, Inc.
Callahan, MDMichaelMember0OtherN/A
EvansTimMember0Community Stakeholder RepresentativeN/A
FergusonJohnVoting Member1Medicare Beneficairy RepresentativeN/A
Graybeal, MDCaseyVoting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeNortheast Georgia Physician Group, Inc.
Green, MDAndrewVoting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeNortheast Georgia Physician Group, Inc.
IvesterDeniseMember0Community Stakeholder RepresentativeN/A
JohnstonTomMember0Community Stakeholder RepresentativeN/A
LangstonWilliamVoting Member1Medicare Beneficary RepresentativeN/A
LoCicero, MDRickyVoting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeThe Longstreet Clinic, PC
McNeillyStevenSecretary0ACO Participant RepresentativeNortheast Georgia Health Partners, LLC
MoatsBillMember0Community Stakeholder RepresentativeN/A
Patel, MDKashyapVoting Member1ACO Participant RepresentativeHeart Center, LLC
PattersonDougMember0Community Stakeholder RepresentativeN/A
SteinesBrianTreasurer1ACO Participant RepresentativeNortheast Georgia Medical Center, Inc.
Terry, MDJeffMember0OtherN/A
Wagner, MDChristyChairperson1ACO Participant RepresentativeNortheast Georgia Physician Group, Inc.
WebberDebbieMember0ACO Participant RepresentativeNortheast Georgia Medical Center, Inc.


Key ACO Clinical and Administrative Leadership

Steven McNeillyACO Executive
Monica NewtonMedical Director
Steve KellyCompliance Officer
Tammi GunterQuality Assurance/Improvement Officer


Associated committees and committee leadership

Committee NameCommittee Leader Name and Position
Northeast Georgia Health Partners BoardChristy Wagner, MD, Chairperson
HP2 Management CommitteeRicky LoCicero, MD, Chairperson
HP2 Clinical Operations and Integration (COI) Task Force CommitteeMonica Newton, MD, Chairperson
HP2 Finance and Contracting Task Force CommitteeMimi Collins, Chairperson
HP2 Technology Advisory GroupAlan Wills, Executive Director of HealtheConnection


Types of MSSP-ACO participants, or combinations of participants,
that formed the ACO

  • ACO professionals in a group practice arrangement
  • Networks of individual practices of ACO professionals


Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • N/A

Shared Savings Distribution

  • N/A


Quality Performance Results

Our MSSP-ACO did not participate in the Shared Savings Program in the previous performance year, therefore this section is not applicable at this time.


Payment Rule Waivers

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