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SBL Accountable Care Organization

SBL Practice Acquisitions, Inc.
1000 Health Center Drive
Mattoon, IL 61938

ACO Primary Contact:
Dennis Pluard
217-258-2102
dpluard@sblhs.com

Mission

Sarah Bush Lincoln will provide exceptional care for all and create healthy communities.

Vision

Sarah Bush Lincoln will be the leading community health system in the nation.

About SBL Accountable Care Organization

SBL Practice Acquisitions, Inc. was formed on February 27, 2018. SBL Practice Acquisitions, Inc will begin doing business as SBL Accountable Care Organization starting January 1, 2022. SBL ACO was established for the purpose of integrating medical professionals to work together to coordinate patient-centered, high quality, and efficient care under the Medicare Shared Savings Program (“MSSP”). SBL Practice Acquisitions, Inc. is dedicated to the overall improvement of its beneficiaries and will continue to evolve with the market as conditions change and meet the demands of its constituents with the appropriate care.

SBL Accountable Care Organization consists of two community health organizations, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center and Fayette County Hospital District The two organizations encompass a combined total of 259 beds. SBL Practice Acquisitions, Inc. is comprised of a governing body who will hold a fiduciary responsibility and is responsible for the oversight and strategic direction of the ACO.

Organizational Information

ACO Participants
  • Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center
  • Fayette County Hospital District

Participants in joint ventures between ACO professionals and hospitals
  • No participants are involved in a joint venture between ACO professionals and hospital.


Name Voting Power Membership Type Participant TIN Legal Name
John Lauer, MD Voting Member Provider Rep Sarah Bush Lincoln
Lucas Catt, MD Voting Member Provider Rep Sarah Bush Lincoln
Didi Omiyi, MD Voting Member Provider Rep Sarah Bush Lincoln
Dwight Penzien, DO Voting Member Provider Rep Sarah Bush Lincoln
Glenn Skow, MD Voting Member Provider Rep Sarah Bush Lincoln
Kim Burgess, APRN Voting Member Provider Rep Sarah Bush Lincoln
Jerry Esker Voting Member Participant Rep Sarah Bush Lincoln
Greg Starnes Voting Member Medicare Beneficiary N/A

Key ACO Clinical and Administrative Leadership
  • Jerry Esker, Chair, ACO Board of Managers
  • Steve Pankey, Chair, ACO Compliance Committee
  • Meghan Wahl, Chair, ACO Quality & Care Coordination Committee

ACO Administrative Leadership
  • Jerry Esker, President
  • Lucas Catt, MD, Treasurer
  • Kim Burgess, APRN, Secretary
  • Steve Pankey, Compliance Officer
  • Dwight Pentzien, DO, Medical Director

ACO Compliance Committee
  • Marci Barth
  • Lucas Catt, MD
  • Jerry Esker
  • Sheri Hopkins
  • Steve Pankey, Chair
  • Dwight Pentzien, DO
  • Dennis Pluard
  • Debbie Saddoris
  • Glenn Skow, MD
  • Greg Starnes
  • Erica Stollard
  • Meghan Wahl

ACO Quality & Care Coordination Committee
  • Marci Barth
  • Lucas Catt, MD
  • Jerry Esker
  • Sheri Hopkins
  • Steve Pankey
  • Dwight Pentzien, DO
  • Dennis Pluard
  • Debbie Saddoris
  • Glenn Skow, MD
  • Greg Starnes
  • Erica Stollard
  • Meghan Wahl, Chair

Description of ACO Participants
  • Network of individual practices of ACO professionals

Shared Savings and Losses
  • None to report

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

Quality Performance Results
  • To be completed after the conclusion of the performance year.

Links to external websites
  • Sarah Bush Lincoln
  • SBL Fayette County Hospital & Long Term Care
  • CMS - Accountable Care Organization