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What is Best Care Collaborative?

Best Care Collaborative is an Accountable Care Organization (ACO), participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) which is implemented through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS). ACOs are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers that come together to provide coordinated, high quality care to their Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries. Coordinated care helps ensure beneficiaries, especially the chronically ill or those who are hospitalized, get the right care at the right time, and avoid unneeded duplication of services such as lab tests and x-rays.

Best Care Collaborative is comprised of ACO professionals in a group practice arrangement and a Network of individual practices of ACO professionals.

Please visit www.medicare.gov/acos.html or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227 (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048)) for questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations.

ACO Name and location

Best Care Collaborative
6630 Orion Drive, Suite 205, Fort Myers, FL 33912-4440

ACO Primary Contact

Marilyn Kole
Email: marilyn.kole@leehealth.org
Phone: 239-343-1300

Compliance Concerns

(Anonymous reporting available):
Compliance Hotline: 844-675-7692 or bestcarecollaborative.ethicspoint.com

Key Clinical and Administrative Leadership

  • ACO Executive: Kris Fay
  • Medical Director: Venkat Prasad, MD
  • Compliance Official: Jeff Pigott

Participating Providers:

  • Lee Memorial Health System
  • The Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation, Inc. (Shell Point Retirement Community)
  • Collier Health Services (Healthcare Network of SWFL)
  • Cypress Family Medical Center
  • The Listening Doctor

Medicare will inform the ACO of how patients are aligned with their physicians, but the patient can also inform us though MyMedicare.gov.

ACO Participants and Preferred Provider Joint Ventures

Best Care Collaborative does not have any joint ventures at this time.

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership

  • Executive Committee: Scott Nygaard, MD, Lee Health
  • Compliance Committee: Jeff Pigott, Lee Health
  • Governance Committee: OPEN
  • Physician Advisory Council: Leah Lynch, MD, Lee Health
  • Quality: Alfred Gitu, MD, Lee Physician Group
  • Operations Committee: Kris Fay and Ben Spence (co-chairs), both Lee Health

ACO Governing Body

Name

Harry Alberti

Jeannie Arana MD

Leah Lynch

Christopher Myer

Kris Fay

Alfred C Gitu MD

Gary Goforth MD

Jeff Pigott

Richard Macchiaroli MD

Scott Nygaard MD

Venkat Prasad MD

Martin Schapell

Ben Spence

OPEN

Michael Patasky

Jordan Tallion MD

Monica Necula

Marilyn Kole

Name Of Employer

Lee Health

Lee Physician Group

Lee Health

Lee Physician Group

Lee Health

Lee Physician Group

Shell Point

Lee Health

Lee Health

Lee Health

Lee Physician Group

Shell Point

Lee Health

Patient Advocate

Beneficiary

Lee Physician Group

Lee Physician Group

Lee Health

Name

Harry Alberti – Lee Health

Jeannie Arana MD Lee Physician Group

Leah Lynch – Lee Health

Christopher Myer – Lee Physician Group

Kris Fay – Lee Health

Alfred C Gitu MD – Lee Physician Group

Gary Goforth MD – Shell Point

Jeff Pigott – Lee Health

Richard Macchiaroli MD – Lee Health

Scott Nygaard MD – Lee Health

Venkat Prasad MD – Lee Physician Group

Martin Schapell – Shell Point

Ben Spence – Lee Health

OPEN Patient Advocate

Michael Patasky – Beneficiary

Jordan Tallion MD – Lee Physician Group

Monica Necula – Lee Physician Group

Marilyn Kole – Lee Health

Payment Rule Waivers

  • Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)
  • 3-Day Rule Waiver: Our ACO uses the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver, pursuant to 42 CFR § 425.612.

Best Care Collaborative Preferred SNF Network

HEALTHPARK CARE CENTER, LLC

LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM – Lee Memorial SNU

LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM – Gulf Coast SNU

LEE COUNTY MEDICAL INVESTORS – Life Care Estero

LEHIGH ACRES NH LLC

THE CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE FOUNDATION, INC – Shell Point

CYPRESS COVE AT HEALTH PARK OF FLORIDA, INC.

FI-CAPE CORAL, LLC – Cape Coral Nursing and Rehab

HEARTLAND OF FORT MYERS FL, LLC

GULF CARE, INC. – Gulf Coast Village