ACO

ACO Name and Location

Western Connecticut Health Network Physician Hospital Organization ACO, Inc. (WCHN ACO)

24 Hospital Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810

ACO Primary Contact

Rowena Bergmans

Rowena.Bergmans@wchn.org
203-739-7564

Organizational Information 

ACO Participants

No participants are involved in a joint venture between ACO professionals and hospitals.

Advanced Specialty Care, P.C.
Associated Neurologists, P.C.
Larry Wasser, M.D.
Danbury Eye Physicians and Surgeons, P.C.
Danbury Medical Group, LLC
Stuart Kittay, M.D. 
Foot & Ankle Specialists of CT, P.C.
Litchfield County Orthopedic & Spine, P.C.
Peter Anderson, M.D.
Joan Puglia, M.D.
Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, P.C.
Urology Associates of Danbury
Western Connecticut Medical Group, P.C.
Women's Health Associates PC
Theodore J. Blum, M.D.
Gregory Brucato, M.D. LLC 
Lisa Diamond, M.D.
Ivette E. Diaz, M.D., LLC
Michael Z Fein D.P.M, P.C.
Richard Margules, M.D.
William A. Notaro, M.D.
Vitreoretinal Surgeons, LLC
Allan I Rosenthal, D.P.M.
Dr. Joel S. Segalman, LLC
Danbury Hospital
New Milford Hospital
Norwalk Hospital Association
Associated Family Physicians, P.C.
Danbury Radiological Associates, P.C.
New Milford Medical Group, LLC
Peter Licht Md & Jennifer Holloway
Connecticut Neck & Back Specialists, LLC
James K Ahern Md & Thomas V Cigno Md Partners
Connecticut Family Orthopedics, P.C.
Bakhru Madhuri, M.D.
Richard S. Casden, M.D., P.C.
Betty Klein, M.D., P.C.
Victor E. Ylagan, M.D., LLC

ACO Governing Body

Jeffrey Gorelick, M.D.

Voting Member & Chairman

Urology Associates of Danbury, P.C.

Matthew Miller, M.D.

Voting Member & Vice Chairman

Western Connecticut Health Network, Inc.

Steven Rosenberg

Voting Member & Treasurer

Western Connecticut Health Network, Inc.

Martin Williams, M.D.

Voting Member & Secretary

Danbury Medical Group

James Ahern, M.D.

Voting Member

Ahern, Galban, and Kim, P.C.

Henry Allen, M.D.

Voting Member

Associated Family Physicians, P.C.

Patrick Broderick, M.D.

Voting Member

Western Connecticut Health Network, Inc.

Neil Culligan, M.D.

Voting Member

Associated Neurologists, P.C.

Rowena Bergmans

Voting Member

Western Connecticut Health Network, Inc.

Michael Daglio

Voting Member

Western Connecticut Health Network, Inc.

Cornelius Ferreira, M.D.

Voting Member

Western Connecticut Medical Group, P.C.

Adam Gorelick, M.D.

Voting Member

Western Connecticut Medical Group, Inc.

Sohel Islam, M.D.

Voting Member

Advanced Specialty Care, P.C.

Harold Kamm, MD

Voting Member

New Milford Medical Group, LLC

David Kramer, M.D.

Voting Member

Connecticut Neck and Back, P.C.

Robert Mascia, M.D.

Voting Member

Western Connecticut Medical Group, P.C.

In lieu of a beneficiary representative on the Governing Body, beneficiary engagement is achieved through our Patient and Family Advisory Committee.

Key Clinical and Administrative Leadership

Jeffrey Gorelick, MD- WCHN ACO Chair
Robert Carr, MD, WCHN ACO Medical Director
Joseph Campbell, WCHN Chief Risk/Compliance Officer
Dawn Myles, WCHN Sr.VP Quality & Patient Safety 
Rowena Bergmans, WCHN VP Clinical Integration & Population Health
Steven Rosenberg, WCHN CFO 
Kathy DeMatteo, WCHN Chief Information Officer
Carolyn McKenna, WCHN Legal Counsel 
Joanne Svogen-WCHN Director of Care Management
Lewis Berman, MD- VP Medical Affairs Norwalk Hospital
Matt Miller, MD –WCHN Chief Medical Officer

ACO Committees and Committee Leaderships

WCHN Patient & Family Advisory Committee: L. McGrory
WCHN ACO Quality Committee: Dr. Carr
WCHN Re-admission Committee: J.Svogen/Dr. Berman 
WCHN Community Health: R. Bergmans
WCHN Quality Committee: D. Myles
WCHN Patient Safety Committee: Dr. Miller
Clinical Pathways Committee: Dr. Carr
Membership Committee: Dr. Culligan
Contracting Committee: Dr. J. Gorelick

Identification of Types of ACO Participants or Combinations of Participants that Formed the ACO

  • ACO Professionals in a group practice arrangement
  • Network of individual ACO professionals
  • Partnerships or joint venture arrangements between hospitals and ACO professionals
  • Hospital employing ACO professionals

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings and Losses

  • Agreement period beginning 2015, Performance Year 2015: $0

Shared Savings Distribution

  • Agreement period beginning 2015, Performance Year 2015
    • Proportion invested in infrastructure: TBD
    • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: TBD
    • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: TBD

Payment Rule Waivers

Option 2: No, our ACO does not utilize the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver.

Quality Performance Results

  • Please click here to access the 2015 Quality Performance Results Table.
  • Please click here to access the 2012-2014 Quality Performance Results Table.

For general questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations, please visit www.medicare.gov/acos.html or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.