Western Connecticut Health Network Physician Hospital Organization ACO, Inc

Organizational Information

ACO Participants ACO Participants in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N) 
Jeffrey Sanderson N
Danbury Hospital Y
Danbury Radiological Associates, PC
Associated Neurologists, PC
Connecticut Eye Consultants, PC N
Connecticut Family Orthopedics, PC
Advanced Specialty Care, PC
Orthopaedic Specialists of Connecticut, PC
Foot & Ankle Specialists of Connecticut, PC
Urology Associates of Danbury, PC
Nuvance Health Medical Practice CT, Inc. N
Michael Z Fein DPM, PC
Women's Health Associates, PC
Northeast Radiology of Connecticut, LLC
Danbury Medical Group, LLC 
New Milford Medical Group, LLC  N
Dr. Joel S. Segalman, LLC N
Norwalk Hospital Association
William Notaro
Theodore Blum
Stephen Kingsley, MD
Hindola Konrad, MD, PC
Eye Care of Danbury, LLC 
Thourya Haoues-Brown, MD, LLC
Victor Ylagan
Connecticut Neck & Back Specialists, LLC
Ganesh Natarajan, MD N
Vitreoretinal Surgeons, LLC
Gregory Brucato, MD, LLC N
Eastern New York Medical Services, PC
Specialty Imaging Associates, LLC N
Peter Licht MD & Jennifer Holloway  N
Pacey Pet MD FACP, LLC

Governing Body

Last Name First Name Title/Position  Member's Voting Power  Membership Type  ACO Participant Legal Business Name/DBA, If applicable 
Beck Jonathan Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative New Milford Medical Group, LLC
Bergmans Rowena WCHN ACO Executive Director 1 Other – WCHN Representative  N/A
Blanck Alyson Voting Member 1 Other – WCHN Representative  N/A
D'Orso Jay Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative  Western Connecticut Medical Group, PC 
Dave Yogen Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative Advanced Specialty Care, PC
Ferreira Cornelius Medical Director 1 ACO Participant Representative  Western Connecticut Medical Group, PC 
Gorelick Adam Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative  Western Connecticut Medical Group, PC 
Guardia Charles Voting Member  1 ACO Participant Representative  Associated Neurologists, PC 
Kramer David Voting Member 1 ACO Participant Representative  Connecticut Neck & Back Specialists, LLC
Mark Compliance Officer
1 ACO Participant Representative 
Danbury Hospital 
Manetti Guy Chairman  1 ACO Participant Representative  Urology Associates of Danbury, PC 
McIntosh David Voting Member
1 ACO Participant Representative  Western Connecticut Medical Group, PC 
Waskiel Jayma Voting Member
1 Other – WCHN Representative  N/A

Key Clinical and Administrative Leadership

Name Position
Rowena Bergmans ACO Executive
Cornelius Ferreira, MD
Medical Director & Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer 
Mark Schneider
Compliance Officer 

Committees and Committee Leadership

Committee Name Committee Leader Name and Position
ACO Quality Committee Cornelius Ferreira, MD, Chair
Patient and Family Advisory Committee Georgina Carlson, Chair 
Community Rowena Bergmans, Chair 
Types of Participants or Combination of Participants that formed the ACO
  • ACO professionals in a group practice arrangement
  • Networks of individual practices of ACO professionals
  • Partnerships or joint venture arrangements between hospitals and ACO professionals
  • Hospital employing ACO professionals
Shared Savings & Losses

Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

Second Agreement Period

  • Performance Year, 2020 $0
  • Performance Year, 2019, $0
  • Performance Year, 2018, $0

First Agreement Period

  • Performance Year, 2017, $0
  • Performance Year, 2016, $0
  • Performance Year, 2015, $0

Shared Savings Distribution

  • N/A

Payment Rule Waivers

Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) 3-day Rule Waiver:

  • Our ACO is not eligible for use of the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver, pursuant to 42 CFR §425.612 Payment Rule

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.

Beneficiary Incentive Program:

  • Our ACO does not use the Beneficiary Incentive Program (BIP) established under 42 CFR §425.304(c).

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  15.56 15.07
ACO–43 Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI #91)  1.01  0.95
ACO–13  Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 81.13  84.97
ACO–14  Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization  58.58  76.03 
ACO–17  Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention  71.25  81.67
ACO–18  Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan  76.19  71.46
ACO–19  Colorectal Cancer Screening  78.34 72.59 
ACO–20  Breast Cancer Screening 76.74  74.05 
ACO–28  Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure  71.34  72.87
ACO–40  Depression Remission at Twelve Months  0.00 13.99
ACO–42  Statin therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 
87.29  83.37 
For Previous Years’ Financial and Quality Performance Results, please visit data.cms.gov.