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DCE (Direct Contracting Entity) General Reporting Information

DCE Name and Location

Collaborative Care Partners
2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44109


DCE Primary Contact

Susan Mego 
DCE Executive 
[email protected]

Organizational Information

DCE Participants

The MetroHealth System (hospital, facilities, physicians, and health care providers) 

No DCE joint ventures 

Collaborative Care Partners Committees and Key Leadership Personnel

The Collaborative Care Partners oversight includes committees and councils that focus on quality, clinical informatics, financial stewardship, and beneficiary engagement and experience. Collaborative Care Partners beneficiaries will be asked to participate in committee activities surrounding beneficiary engagement and experience.

DCE Key Clinical and Administrative Leadership

  • DCE Board Chair: Nabil Chehade, MD
  • DCE Executive: Susan Mego
  • DCE Medical Directors: James Campbell, MD, Nicholas Dreher, MD, James Misak, MD, Brook Watts, MD
  • DCE Compliance Officer: Cheryl Wahl
  • DCE Manager, Population Health Operations: Sherman Lee     

DCE Governing Body

The Collaborative Care Partners Governing Board oversees all of the operations of Collaborative Care Partners and reports on its ongoing operations and outcomes to The MetroHealth System Board of Trustees. The Collaborative Care Partners Governing Board includes members that represent The MetroHealth System, Collaborative Care Partners beneficiaries and community stakeholders. The Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Transformation Officer of The MetroHealth System serves as the Chair of the Collaborative Care Partners Governing Board and the remaining members include primary care and specialty physicians, hospital administration, a Medicare fee for service beneficiary who receives care in the MetroHealth System, and a community stakeholder.  

Collaborative Care Partners Governing Board

  • Nabil Chehade, MD, Board Chair, The MetroHealth System
  • Kelly Andolek, The MetroHealth System
  • Bernie Boulanger, MD, The MetroHealth System
  • Julia Bruner, MD, The MetroHealth System
  • James Campbell, MD, The MetroHealth System
  • Pamela Crider, CNP, The MetroHealth System
  • Catherine Curley, MD, The MetroHealth System
  • Nicholas Dreher, MD, The MetroHealth System
  • Seona Goerndt, The MetroHealth System
  • Geoff Himes, The MetroHealth System
  • William Lewis, MD, The MetroHealth System
  • James Misak, MD, The MetroHealth System
  • Terri Mosley, Medicare Beneficiary
  • Michael Stern, The MetroHealth System
  • Brook Watts, MD, The MetroHealth System
  • Douglas Beach, PhD, Consumer Advocate, Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • First Agreement Period
    o Performance Year 2021, TBD

Shared Savings Distribution

  • Performance Year 2021
  • Proportion invested in infrastructure: 75%
  • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: 25%
  • Proportion of distribution to DCE participants: 0% 


Last Updated: April 11, 2021