Western Connecticut Health Network Physician Hospital Organization ACO, Inc

ACO Participants ACO Participants in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N) 
Advanced Speciality Care, PC N
Associated Neurologists, PC N
Connecticut Family Orthopedics, PC
Connecticut Neck & Back Specialists, LLC N
Danbury Eye Physicians & Surgeons, Pc N
Danbury Hospital  Y
Danbury Medical Group, LLC  N
Danbury Radiological Associates, PC N
Dr. Joel S. Segalman, LLC N
Eastern New York Medical Services, PC N
Eye Care of Danbury, LLC  N
Foot & Ankle Specialists of Connecticut, PC
Ganesh Natarajan, MD N
Gregory Brucato, MD, LLC N
Hindola Konrad, MD, PC
Jeffrey Sanderson N
Larry Wasser N
Litchfield County Orthopedic & Spine, PC N
Michael Z Fein DPM, PC N
New Milford Medical Group, LLC  N
Newton Diagnostic Imaging, LLC N
Northeast Radiology of Conneciticut, LLC N
Norwalk Hospital Association
Orthopedic Specialists of Connecticut, PC N
Pacey Pet MD FACP, LLC N
Peter Litch MC & Jennifer Holloway  N
Richard S. Casden, MD, PC
Stephen Kingsley, MD N
Theodore Blum N
Thourya Haoues-Brown, MD, LLC N
Urology Associates of Danbury, PC N
Victor Ylagan N
Vitreoretinal Surgeons, LLC N
Western Connecticut Medical Group, Inc N
William Notaro N
Women's Health Associates, PC N
Z. Michael Taweh, MD, Inc N

Governing Body

Last Name First Name Title/Position  Member's Voting Power  Membership Type  ACO Participant TIN 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
 Bisordi  Joseph WCHN ACO Medical Director  1 ACO Participant Representative
 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 Speciality Care, P.C.
 Ferreira  Cornelius Voting Member  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
 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 
 Rosenberg  Steve Voting Member  1 ACO Participant Representative  Danbury Hospital 
 Waskiel  Jayma Voting Member
 1 Other – WCHN Representative  N/A

Key Clinical and Administrative Leadership

Name Position
Rowena Bergmans ACO Executive
Joseph Bisordi, MD
Medical Director
Wayne McNulty Compliance Officer 
Corneius Ferreira, MD Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer 

Committees and Committee Leaderships

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, 2019, $0
  • Performance Year, 2018, $0
  • First Agreement Period
  • Performance Year, 2017, $0
  • Performance Year, 2016, $0
  • Performance Year, 2015, $0

Shared Savings Distribution


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 – 2019

ACO# Measure Name Rate ACO Mean 
ACO–1 CAHPS: Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information  83.6  85.86 
ACO–2 CAHPS: How Well Your Providers Communicate  96.21  94.11 
ACO–3  CAHPS: Patients’ Rating of Provider  93.55  92.69 
ACO–4  CAHPS: Access to Specialists  82.16  81.54 
ACO–5  CAHPS: Health Promotion and Education  61.97  60.44 
ACO–6  CAHPS: Shared Decision Making  60.6  62.78 
ACO–7  CAHPS: Health Status/Functional Status 77.77  73.79 
ACO–34  CAHPS: Stewardship of Patient Resources  23.06  26.17 
ACO–8  Risk Standardized, All Condition Readmission  15.8  14.86 
ACO–38  All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions  66.51  58.15 
ACO–43 Ambulatory Sensitive Condition Acute Composite (AHRQ* Prevention Quality Indicator (PQI #91)  1.96  1.87 
ACO–13  Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 82.17  84.04 
ACO–14  Preventive Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization  67.63  74.77 
ACO–17  Preventive Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention  78.26  78.04 
ACO–18  Preventive Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan  68.83  70.4 
ACO–19  Colorectal Cancer Screening  74.3  70.76 
ACO–20  Breast Cancer Screening 70.72  73.84 
ACO–28  Hypertension (HTN): Controlling High Blood Pressure  75.7  75.04 
ACO–40  Depression Remission at Twelve Months  8.33  13.58 
ACO–42  Statin therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 
85.83  82.17 
For Previous Years’ Financial and Quality Performance Results, please visit data.cms.gov.