Accountable Care Organization (ACO)

ACO Name and Location:

Western Connecticut Health Network Physician Hospital Organization ACO, Inc.
Previous Names: N/A
24 Hospital Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810

Primary Contact Name

Rowena Bergmans

Primary Contact Phone Number

203-739-7654

Primary Contact Email Address

Rowena.bergmans@wchn.org

ACO Participants

ACO Participant in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N)

William Fitzgerald

N

Vincent Manjoney

N

Philip Simkovitz

N

Jeffrey Sanderson

N

Danbury Hospital

Y

St. Vincent's Medical Center

N

Danbury Radiological Associates, PC

N

Gastroenterology Associates of Fairfield PC

N

Associated Neurologists, PC

N

Santiago Escobar, MD

N

Danbury Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Pc

N

Connecticut Family Orthopedics, PC

N

Advanced Specialty Care, P.C.

N

Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, P.C.

N

Richard S. Casden, M.D., P.C.

N

Foot & Ankle Specialists Of Connecticut , Pc

N

Theodore Blum

N

Urology Associates Of Danbury, Pc

N

Western Connecticut Medical Group, Inc

N

Michael Z Fein Dpm Pc

N

Stephen Kingsley, MD

N

William Notaro

N

William Fitzgerald, MD

N

Fairfield County Pathology Consultants, LLC

N

Manjoney and Manjoney LLC

N

Women's Health Associates PC

N

Victor Ylagan

N

Associated Family Physicians Pc

N

Pulmonary And Internal Medicine Of Fairfield County, Pc

N

Colon And Rectal Surgeons Of Fairfield County, Llc

N

Northeast Radiology Of Connecticut, Llc

N

Danbury Medical Group, LLC

N

New Milford Medical Group, LLC

N

Dr. Joel S. Segalman, LLC

N

Ophthalmic Consultants of Connecticut

N

Betty Klein, M.D., P.C.

N

Connecticut Vascular & Thoracic Surgical Associates PC

N

Richard Margules

N

Tarun K. Gupta, MD, LLC

N

Bridgeport Radiological Associates, LLC

N

Endocrine Associates, LLC

N

Norwalk Hospital Association

Y

Santiago Escobar

N

Hindola Konrad, MD, PC

N

Eye Care of Danbury, LLC

N

Thourya Haoues-Brown, MD

N

Prime Healthcare Of Southport,Llc

N

Connecticut Neck & Back Specialists, LLC

N

Ganesh Natarajan, MD

N

Larry Wasser

N

Vitreoretinal Surgeons, LLC

N

Fairfield County Integrative Family Medicine, LLC

N

Gregory Brucato, Md Llc

N

Allergy Center Of Connecticut, Pc

N

Infectious Disease Specialists Of Connecticut, Llc

N

Hervey Weitzman, Md, Llc

N

Fairfield Ophthalmology, LLC

N

Cardiology Physicians of Fairfield County, LLC

N

Z. Michael Taweh Md Inc

N

Eastern New York Medical Services, PC

N

St. Vincent's Urgent Care, LLC

N

Primary Care Physicians of Stratford, LLC

N

Thourya Haoues-Brown Md Llc

N

Drs Goldfarb, Ranno And Associates. Llc

N

Newtown Diagnostic Imaging Llc

N

Litchfield County Orthopedic & Spine, PC

N

Peter Licht Md & Jennifer Holloway

N

St. Vincent's Multispecialty Group Inc

N

Family Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC

N

Pacey Pet MD FACP, LLC

N

Member

Member's Voting Power

Membership Type

ACO Participant TIN Legal Business Name/DBA, if Applicable

Last Name

First Name

Title/Position

Bergmans

Rowena

WCHN ACO Executive Director

1

Other – WCHN Representative

N/A

Carr

Robert

WCHN ACO Medical Director

1

ACO Participant Representative

Western Connecticut Medical Group, PC

Blanck

Alyson

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Danbury Hospital

Rosenberg

Steve

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Danbury Hospital

Keller

Andrew

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Western Connecticut Medical Group, PC

Waskiel

Jayma

Voting Member

1

Other – WCHN Representative

N/A

Cohen

Bruce

Voting Member

1

Community Stakeholder

N/A

Ferreira

Cornelius

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Western Connecticut Medical Group, PC

Tarbell

Karen

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Western Connecticut Medical Group, PC

Guardia

Charles

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Associated Neurologists, PC

Gorelick

Adam

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Western Connecticut Medical Group, PC

Manetti

Guy

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Urology Associates of Danbury

Kramer

 

David

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Connecicut Neck & Back Specialists, LLC

Dave

Yogen

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

Advanced Specialty Care, P.C.

Auger

Diane

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

St. Vincent’s Medical Center

Gotschall

Daniel

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

St. Vincent’s Multispecialty Group Inc

Swedberg

Colleen

Voting Member

1

ACO Participant Representative

St. Vincent’s Medical Center

 

Rowena Bergmans

ACO Executive

Robert Carr

Medical Director

Wayne McNulty

Compliance Officer

Cornelius Ferreira, MD

Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer

Committee Name

Committee Leader Name and Position

ACO Quality Committee

Cornelius Ferreria, MD, Chair

Membership Committee

Robert Carr, MD, Chair

Patient & Family Advisory Commttee

Georgina Carlson, Chair

Community Health Committee

Rowena Bergmans, Chair


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

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2017, $0
    • Performance Year 2016, $0
    • Performance Year 2015, $0

Shared Savings Distribution

  • First Agreement Period
    • Performance Year 2017
      • Proportion invested in infrastructure: N/A
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: N/A
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: N/A
    • Performance Year 2016
      • Proportion invested in infrastructure: N/A
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: N/A
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: N/A
    • Performance Year 2015
      • Proportion invested in infrastructure: N/A
      • Proportion invested in redesigned care processes/resources: N/A
      • Proportion of distribution to ACO participants: N/A
No, our ACO does not utilize the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver.

2017 Quality Performance Results:

ACO#

Measure Name

Rate

ACO Mean

ACO-1

CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information

84.34

80.60

ACO-2

CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate

93.42

93.13

ACO-3

CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider

93.91

92.31

ACO-4

CAHPS: Access to Specialists

85.83

83.32

ACO-5

CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education

60.74

62.30

ACO-6

CAHPS: Shared Decision Making

76.69

75.85

ACO-7

CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status

74.93

73.05

ACO-34

CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources

24.92

25.68

ACO-8

Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmission

15.42

15.01

ACO-35

Skilled Nursing Facility 30-day All-Cause Readmission measure (SNFRM)

18.90

18.46

ACO-36

All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Diabetes

59.57

53.95

ACO-37

All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Heart Failure

90.64

79.16

ACO-38

All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions

68.87

61.74

ACO-43

Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI #91))

1.86

1.93

ACO-11

Use of Certified EHR Technology

100.00

98.48

ACO-12

Medication Reconciliation

69.94

75.32

ACO-13

Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk

77.33

74.38

ACO-44

Imaging Studies for Low Back Pain

79.07

67.32

ACO-14

Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization

80.68

72.52

ACO-15

Pneumonia Vaccination Status for Older Adults

80.72

72.92

ACO-16

Preventive Care and Screening: Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Follow-Up

64.11

70.69

ACO-17

Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention

92.34

90.48

ACO-18

Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan

58.43

61.98

ACO-19

Colorectal Cancer Screening

67.87

64.58

ACO-20

Breast Cancer Screening

67.73

70.05

ACO-42

Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

84.62

79.89

ACO-27

Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control

19.52

16.74

ACO-41

Diabetes: Eye Exam

46.22

50.37

ACO-28

Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure

76.59

71.47

ACO-30

Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Use of Aspirin or Another Antithrombotic

86.03

86.86

Please note, the ACO-40 Depression Remission at 12 months quality measure is not included in public reporting due to low samples.

Note: In the Quality Performance Results file(s) above, search for “Western Connecticut Health Network Physician Hospital Organization ACO, Inc.” or “WCHN ACO” to view the quality performance results. This ACO can also be found by using the ACO ID A63260 in the public use files on data.cms.gov.