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Meet the Team

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Dr. Mark Briesacher
Executive Director

Mark is deeply committed to empowering patients and clinicians to achieve the best versions of themselves. He began his 20+ year career as a pediatrician and most recently held the role of Chief Physician Executive for Intermountain Healthcare. Throughout, he has focused on improving health outcomes, the effectiveness of care delivery, the wellbeing and experience of physicians and providers, and affordability of care.

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Dr. James LaBelle
Medical Director

Jim believes that every person wants to be healthy, and that they just need the right tools and support to help them achieve their goals. Trained in Internal Medicine, Jim's has spent his 20-year career building sustainable clinical and financial improvement systems. His latest endeavors include supporting COVID-19 mitigation strategies in Africa and serving as the Chief Medical Officer of Scripps Health.

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Mark Atalla, PharmD
Director of Quality Assurance

Mark is committed to making it easier for people to access care that drives better health. As a Doctor of Pharmacy, Mark has spent his career in patient care, operations, and government, most recently serving as a senior advisor to the CMS Administrator and on Operation Warp Speed (the federal COVID vaccine program). At Lore Health, Mark is applying his deep experience in improving access to care and medication to serve our beneficiaries and their providers.

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Dr. Liz Joy
Chief Medical Officer

Liz believes that lifestyle change is the best way for people to improve their lives—promoting a "lifestyle first, lifestyle always" approach to healthcare. With her background in family and sports medicine, including a tenure as the President of the American College of Sports Medicine, Liz has spent her career finding ways to encourage patients to make sustainable and meaningful habit changes. At Lore Health, Liz will apply her expertise to ensuring Lore's programs are designed to give people the best possible opportunity to boost their health.

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Organizational Information

ACO Name and Location

Lore Health ACO, LLC
101 W. Broadway, 9th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101

ACO Primary Contact

Primary Contact: Mark Briesacher

Primary Contact Phone Number: (612) 800-0860

Primary Contact Email: mbriesacher@lorehealthcare.com

Organizational Information

ACO Participants (ACO Participant in Joint Venture Y/N)

  • B&H HEALTH SERVICES INC (N)

  • COLLIERVILLE PEDIATRICS LLC (N)

  • EMBEE LIFESTYLE DOCS PLLC (N)

  • FIRST CHOICE COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE, INC (N)

  • INFLAMMATION MEDICAL GROUP (N)

  • IRENE MALEK MD PROFESSIONAL CORP. (N)

  • NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTHCARE (N)

  • SOHAM PATEL MD PA  (N)

  • SPRINGFIELD MEDICAL CARE SYSTEMS INC (N)

  • USC CARE MEDICAL GROUP INC  (N)

ACO Governing Body

NAME | TITLE | VOTING POWER | MEMBERSHIP TYPE | BUSINESS NAME

ACO Advocates, Beneficiary, and Executive (20% of Voting Total):

  • Mark Briesacher, MD | ACO Executive | 0% | Other | Lore Health ACO

  • Paula Branson, NBC-HWS | Consumer Advocate | 5% | Community Stakeholder

  • Pastor Michael L. Moore, Sr. | Beneficiary Advocate | 5% | Community Stakeholder | Encounter Church

  • Sarah Guest | Medicare Beneficiary | 10% | Beneficiary Representative


ACO Participant Directors (80% of Voting Total)

  • Adam Ameele, Psy.D. | 10% | ACO Participant | Springfield Medical Care Systems 

  • Munish Chawla, MD | 10% | ACO Participant | Embee Lifestyle Docs

  • Scott Durgin, MD | 10% | ACO Participant | Springfield Medical Care Systems

  • James, LaBelle, MD | 10% | ACO Participant | Inflammation Medical

  • Mark Malek, MD | 10% | ACO Participant | Irene Malek MD Professional Corp

  • Frederick (Rick) Miller, MD | 10% | ACO Participant | First Choice Community Healthcare

  • Jennifer Pentecost, MD | 10% | ACO Participant | First Choice Community Healthcare

  • Jim Schultz, MD | 10% | ACO Participant | Neighborhood Healthcare

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership

ACO Executive Committee (led by Mark Briesacher)

 

Key Clinical and Executive Leadership

  • ACO Executive: Mark Briesacher, MD

  • Senior Medical Director: James LaBelle, MD

  • Compliance and Quality Assurance: Mark Atalla, PharmD

  • Data and Community: Sara Taylor, PhD

Types of ACO Participants that Formed the ACO

  • ACO professionals

  • ACO professionals in group practice arrangements

  • FQHCs

Shared Savings and Loss Information

The ACO's first performance year is 2023

Quality Measure Performance

The ACO's first performance year is 2023

Use of payment rule waivers under §425.612 or telehealth services under §425.613, if applicable, or both

SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver: No

Telehealth Services: No

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