Taconic ACO

Organizational Information

ACO ParticipantsACO Participant in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N)
Health Quest Medical Practice, P.C.  N
Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice, P.C. (The Heart Center)   N

Vassar Health Quest Medical Practice of Connecticut, INC. (Sharon Hospital Medical Practice) 


Governing Body

Last Name First Name Title/Position  Member's Voting Power Membership Type  Participant TIN Legal Business Name / DBA, if applicable
Abis Michelle Provider 10% ACO Participant  Health Quest Medical Practice, P.C. 
Allegro-Skinner Lorraine Provider 10%              ACO Participant  Health Quest Medical Practice, P.C.                                
D'Ambrosio Anthony Provider 10%             ACO Participant 
Health Quest Medical Practice, P.C.                                
Foster Teresa Provider 10%               ACO Participant 
Health Quest Medical Practice, P.C.                                
Mayle Frank Provider 10%   ACO Participant  Health Quest Medical Practice, P.C.                                
Stamberg Eric Provider 10%       ACO Participant  Health Quest Medical Practice, P.C.                                
Ferreira Cornelius Provider 10% ACO Medical Director  
President of Nuvance Health Medical Group 10% Other  
Solomon Lawrence Provider 10% ACO Participant  Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice, P.C. (The Heart Center)
Kantaros Diane Chief Quality Officer N/A Other  
Vogel Christine   N/A Patient Advocate  
Bottjer Noel Director of Physician Compensation N/A ACO DUA  
Bergmans Rowena VP, Strategic Payer and Community Partnerships 10% ACO Executive Director  

Key ACO Clinical Administrative Leadership:

ACO Executive: Rowena Bergmans

ACO Medical Director: Cornelius Ferreira, MD

Compliance Officer: Mark Schneider

Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer: Diane Kantaros, MD

Associated Committees and Committee Leadership

Committee Name Committee Leader Name and Position
Clinical Committee Diane Kantaros, MD
Operations Committee Cornelius Ferreira, MD
Types of ACO Participants or Combination of Participants that Formed the ACO
  • Professionals in a group practice arrangement

Shared Savings and Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

First Agreement Period

  • Performance Year 2020, $0

Shared Savings Distribution

  • N/A

Payment Rule Waivers

Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) 3-Day Rule Waiver

  • Our ACO uses the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver, pursuant to 42 CFR 425.612.

Waiver for Payment for Telehealth Services

  • Our ACO clinicians provide telehealth services using the flexibilities under 42 CFR 425.612(f) and 42 CFR 425.613.

Fraud and Abuse Waivers

ACO Pre-Participation Waiver

  • N/A

ACO Participation Waiver

  • N/A

Quality Performance Results Year – 2020

ACO# Measure Name Rate ACO Mean 
ACO–1 CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information  N/A N/A
ACO–2 CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate  N/A  N/A
ACO–3  CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider  N/A N/A
ACO–4  CAHPS: Access to Specialists  N/A  N/A 
ACO–5  CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education  N/A  N/A 
ACO–6  CAHPS: Shared Decision Making  N/A N/A 
ACO–7  CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status N/A  N/A 
ACO–34  CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources  N/A  N/A 
ACO–8  Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmission  N/A N/A
ACO–43 Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI #91)  1.08 0.95
ACO–13  Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 72.09  84.97
ACO–14  Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization  75.63  76.03 
ACO–17  Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention  78.57  81.67
ACO–18  Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan  67.55 71.46
ACO–19  Colorectal Cancer Screening  53.36 72.59 
ACO–20  Breast Cancer Screening 60.24  74.05 
ACO-27 Diabetes Mellitus: Hemoglobin A1c Poor Control 18.75 14.70
ACO–28  Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure  74.63  72.87
ACO–40  Depression Remission at Twelve Months  N/A N/A
ACO–42  Statin therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
79.83  83.37 

Please note, the ACO-40 Depression Remission at 12 months quality measure is not included in public reporting due to low sample size. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) also waived the requirement for ACOs to field a CAHPS® for ACOs survey for PY 2020 through the Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule for Calendar Year 2021. Additionally, CMS reverted ACO-8 Risk-Standardized, All Condition Readmission and ACO-38 Risk-Standardized Acute Admission Rates for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions to pay-for-reporting, given the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency (PHE) on these measures.

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