CHESS Genesis, LLC (CHESS Genesis) represents a group of health care providers who have come together to provide coordinated high quality care to the Medicare beneficiaries they serve. Coordinated care helps ensure Medicare beneficiaries get the right care at the right time, with the goal of avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors.
CHESS Genesis is administered by Cornerstone Health Enablement Strategic Solutions, LLC (CHESS) (www.chesshealthsolutions.com), a physician-led company owned by North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Cornerstone Health Care, and Laboratory Corporation of America.
CHESS Genesis Participants include the physicians and their teams from Wake Forest Health Network, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, and Catawba Valley Medical Group. A number of Preferred Providers and skilled nursing facility affiliates also will help coordinate care as part of the program. Through the program, Participating Providers are focused on improving access to care, enhancing clinical quality and controlling costs.
CHESS Genesis is reviewing options to participate in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) accountable care organization (ACO) model called the ACO Realizing Equity, Access, and Community Health (REACH), advancing the Administration’s health care system goals and building on experience from the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Through this model, CMS will partner with CHESS Genesis and other ACOs that are experienced in coordinating care for populations of patients and whose provider groups are ready to assume higher levels of financial risk and reward.
The CHESS Genesis ACO REACH model is one of many innovative payment and care delivery models created under the Affordable Care Act, and is an important step toward advancing models of care that reward value over volume in care delivery.
CHESS provides the following information regarding its participation as a Medicare ACO REACH model.
Accountable Care Organization Public Reporting Guidance
General and Organization Information
CHESS Genesis, LLC
165 Kimel Park Drive, Suite B
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Hours: 9 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday
ACO Primary Contacts
Yates Lennon, MD, ACO Executive
Melissa Pollock, CMS Liaison
Composition of ACO
CHESS Genesis, LLC represents a provider-led partnership between physicians in the following organizations, organized to improve health care throughout the region.
ACO REACH Participants and Preferred Providers
ACO Participants in Joint Ventures between ACO Professionals and Hospitals
CHESS Genesis Governing Body
|Member||Title/Position||Member’s Voting Power||Membership Type||ACO Participant TIN|
Legal Business Name/DBA
|Yates Lackey||Voting Member||9%||ACO Participant||Wake Forest University Health Sciences|
|Richard Lord, MD||Voting Member||9%||ACO Participant||Wake Forest University Health Sciences|
|Bradley Clark||Voting Member||9%||ACO Participant||Wake Forest University Health Sciences|
|Scott Polster, MD||Voting Member||9%||ACO Participant||Catawba Valley Medical Group|
|Kimberly Crews||Voting Member||9%||ACO Participant||Catawba Valley Medical Group|
|Heather Spry, MD||Voting Member||9%||ACO Participant||Wake Forest Health Network|
|Jason Kihneman, MD||Voting Member||9%||ACO Participant||Catawba Valley Medical Group|
|Elisabeth Stambaugh||Chair and Voting Member||9%||ACO Participant||Wake Forest Health Network|
|Barbara Geddy||Voting Member||9%||Medicare Beneficiary|
|TBD||Voting Member||9%||Consumer Advocate|
|Robert Dough, MD||Voting Member||9%||ACO Participant||Wake Forest University Health Sciences|
CHESS Genesis Key Clinical and Administrative
Elisabeth Stambaugh, MD, Wake Forest Health Network
Yates, Lennon, MD, CHESS
Melissa Pollock, CHESS
Chief Quality Officer:
Associated Committees and Key Leadership
Performance Improvement Committee (Quality):
Chair – Jason Kihneman, MD, Catawba Valley Medical Group
Chair – Yates Lackey, Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Chair – Robert Dough, MD, Wake Forest Health Network
Aggregate Amount of Shared Savings/Losses
Performance Year 1:
How Shared Savings Are Distributed
- Proportion invested in infrastructure:
- Proportion invested in redesigned care processes and other resources necessary to improve outcomes and reduce Medicare costs for Beneficiaries:
- Proportion of distribution to ACO Participants and Preferred Providers:
Quality Performance Results
Questions or Concerns?
If you have any questions about CHESS Genesis or the ACO REACH Model, contact CHESS at 336-821-7104 or contact Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.
CHESS Health Solutions Anonymous Reporting Hotline:
844-400-7620 or Click here to “Make a Report” online