Western Connecticut Health Network Physician Hospital Organization ACO, Inc

Organizational Information

ACO Participants ACO Participants in Joint Venture (Enter Y or N) 
Danbury Hospital N
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
Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice, PC N
 Nuvance Health Medical Practice, PC Y

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 9.09 ACO Participant Representative New Milford Medical Group, LLC
Bergmans Rowena WCHN ACO Executive Director 9.09 Other – WCHN Representative  N/A
Blanck Alyson Voting Member 9.09 Other – WCHN Representative  N/A
D'Orso Jay Voting Member 9.09 ACO Participant Representative  Nuvance Health Medical Practice CT, Inc.
Dave Yogen Voting Member 9.09 ACO Participant Representative Advanced Specialty Care, PC
Gorelick Adam Voting Member 9.09 ACO Participant Representative  Nuvance Health Medical Practice CT, Inc.
Guardia Charles Voting Member  9.09 ACO Participant Representative  Associated Neurologists, PC 
Medical Director 9.10
ACO Participant Representative 
Nuvance Health Medical Practice CT, Inc.
Manetti Guy Chairman  9.09
ACO Participant Representative  Urology Associates of Danbury, PC 
McIntosh David Voting Member
ACO Participant Representative  Nuvance Health Medical Practice CT, Inc.
Compliance Officer
ACO Participant Representative 
Danbury Hospital

Key Clinical and Administrative Leadership

Name Position
Rowena Bergmans ACO Executive
Guy Manetti, MD Medical Director 
Mark Schneider
Compliance Officer
Christopher Lehrach, MD
Quality Assurance/Improvement Officer 

Committees and Committee Leadership

Committee Name Committee Leader Name and Position
ACO Quality Committee Christopher Lehrach, MD
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, 2021, $0
  • 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 – 2021

ACO Quality Measure Number Measure Name Rate ACO Mean 
CAHPS-1 Getting Timely Care, Appointments, and Information  87.60 84.67
CAHPS-2 How Well Your Providers Communicate  94.64 93.56
CAHPS-3 Patients’ Rating of Provider  93.01 92.19
CAHPS-4 Access to Specialists  80.06 78.80
CAHPS-5 Health Promotion and Education  62.17 61.61
CAHPS-6 Shared Decision Making  63.25 60.89
CAHPS-7 Health Status and Functional Status 72.77 71.78
CAHPS-8 Care Coordination 86.63 85.66
CAHPS-9 Courteous and Helpful Office Staff 90.32 91.88
CAHPS-11 Stewardship of Patient Resources 20.04 24.71
001 Diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) Poor Control2 9.63 12.46
134  Preventative Care and Screening: Screening for Clinical Depression and Follow-up Plan  79.02 74.38
236 Controlling High Blood Pressure 74.78 74.87
318 Falls: Screening for Future Fall Risk 90.48 87.03
110 Preventative Care and Screening: Influenza Immunization 81.45 80.52
226 Preventative Care and Screening: Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Intervention
76.47 80.97
113 Colorectal Cancer Screening
85.51 73.63
112 Breast Cancer Screening 67.44 75.11
438 Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease 87.74 84.24
370 Depression Remission at Twelve Months
0.00 15.50
321 CAHPS for MIPS3
479 Hospital-Wide, 30-Day, All-Cause Unplanned Readmission (HWR) Rate for MIPS Groups2 0.1618 0.1540
MCC1 All-Cause Unplanned Admissions for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions for ACOs (MCC)2
37.26 33.99

Please note, quality performance results are based on CMS web interface. The Quality ID #: 370 Depression Remission at 12 months quality measure is not included in public reporting due to low sample size.

For Previous Years’ Financial and Quality Performance Results, please visit data.cms.gov.