ACO Name and Location

PQN – Georgia, LLC
602 Dogwood Trail
Suite F
Tyrone, GA 30290

ACO Primary Contact

JIM SAMS, MD
Phone: (470) 588-9480
Email: jsams@priviahealth.com

Organizational Information

ACO Participants:

ACO Governing Body:

Key ACO Clinical and Administrative Leadership:

  • ACO Executive: James Sams, MD
  • Medical Director: James Sams, MD
  • Compliance Officer: Dana Fields
  • Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer: Gwen Wyles

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership:

Types of ACO participants, or combinations of participants, that formed the ACO:

  • ACO professionals in a group practice arrangement


Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • Second Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2020: $8,748,128
    • Performance Year 2021: $13,117,176
  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2019: $5,618,143
    • Performance Year 2018: $6,112,852
    • Performance Year 2017: $4,954,482

Shared Savings Distribution

    • Second Agreement Period
      • Performance Year 2021
        • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 30%
        • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 10%
        • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 60%
      • Performance Year 2020
        • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 30%
        • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 10%
        • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 60%
    • First Agreement Period
      • Performance Year 2019
        • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 30%
        • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 10%
        • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 60%
      • Performance Year 2018
        • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 30%
        • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 10%
        • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 60%
      • Performance Year 2017
        • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 30%
        • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 10%
        • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: 60%

Quality Performance Results

2021 Quality Performance Results:

Quality performance results are based on CMS Web Interface

Please note, the Quality ID #: 370 Depression Remission at 12 months quality measure is not included in public reporting due to low sample size.

For Previous Years’ Financial and Quality Performance Results, Please Visit data.cms.gov

Payment Rule Waivers

  • Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) 3-Day Rule Waiver
    • Our ACO does not use the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver, pursuant to 42 CFR § 425.612.
  • Waiver for Payment for Telehealth Services:
    • Our ACO clinicians do not provide telehealth services using the flexibilities under 42 CFR § 425.612(f) and 42 CFR § 425.613.