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Valley Health Alliance Accountable Care Organization

The Valley Health Alliance’s overall mission is to provide high quality and cost-effective health care services to patients within the greater Waterbury region.  The Valley Health Alliance was selected as Medicare Shared Saving Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).  ACOs are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to deliver coordinated high quality care to the Medicare patients they serve. Coordinated care helps ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time, with the goal of avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors.

For general questions or additional information about Accountable Care Organizations, please visit www.medicare.gov/acos.html or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.

ACO Name and Location:

                                    Valley Health Alliance

                                    56 Franklin Street

                                    Waterbury, CT 06706

ACO Primary Contact:

Cathy L. Galligan

Executive Director

56 Franklin Street

Waterbury, CT 06706

Telephone: 203-709-6311

Email address: cathy.galligan@stmh.org

ACO Participants:

  • Associated Physicians of Southbury, PC
  • Franklin Medical Group, PC
  • Kanagaratnam Jegathesan MD, PC
  • Scovill Medical Group, PC

 

ACO Participants in joint ventures between ACO professionals and hospitals:

  • Saint Mary’s Hospital
  • Associated Physicians of Southbury, PC
  • Franklin Medical Group, PC
  • Kanagaratnam Jegathesan MD, PC
  • Scovill Medical Group, PC

 

 

ACO Governing Body:

  • Steven Schneider, MD, Voting Member and Chair, Valley Health Alliance, Saint Mary’s Hospital
  • Jason Ouellette, MD, Voting Member and Vice Chair, Franklin Medical Group PC
  • James Uberti, MD, Voting Member, Valley Health Alliance
  • Chris Hayes, Voting Member and Treasurer
  • Michael Trager, MD, Voting Member, Associated Physicians of Southbury PC
  • Jeffrey Berg, MD, Voting Member, Pediatric Associates of Connecticut, PC
  • John Testa, MD, Voting Member, Franklin Medical Group PC
  • Peter Jacoby, MD, Voting Member, Saint Mary’s Hospital-Emergency Department
  • Fausto Lanao, MD, Voting Member, Scovill Medical Group
  • Eric Olson, MD, Voting Member, Waterbury Orthopedic Associates
  • Alfred Durante, Voting Member, Medicare Beneficiary Representative
  • Robert Gumbardo, MD, Voting Member, Naugatuck Valley Radiology Associates 
  • David Hill, MD, Voting Member, Waterbury Pulmonary Associates

 

Key Clinical and Administrative Leadership:

  • ACO Executive Director: Cathy L. Galligan
  • ACO Medical Director: James Uberti, MD
  • ACO PAC-N Medical Director: Michael Trager, MD
  • ACO President: Steven Schneider, MD

 

ACO Committees and Committee Leaderships:

  • Medical Management Committee- James Uberti, MD, Chair

Type of ACO Participant:

  • “Partnerships or joint venture arrangements between hospitals and ACO professionals”

Shared Savings and Losses:

  • To be completed at the conclusion of the performance year 2017

Shared Savings Distribution:

  • To be completed at the conclusion of the performance year 2017

Payment Rule Waivers:

  • No, our ACO does not utilize the SNF 3-Day Rule Waiver

Quality Performance Results:

  • To be completed at the conclusion of the performance year 2017